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V.19 No.21 |

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The Daily Word 05.27.10: Gulf geyser plugged? body image, kitty's first spin cycle

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Bomb robots make pancakes.

It might cost $100 million to clean up that maybe 8 million gallon jet fuel leak at Kirtland.

Speaking of spills, they may have stopped the Gulf geyser for now.

Meet the woman in charge of the federal department that inspects offshore oil rigs. Or don't meet her. She wouldn't comment.

The Gulf spill is officially the worst in U.S. history.

Don't Ask, Don't Tell repeal might make it out of committee alive.

Interesting tag about ICE on this N.M. domestic violence story.

Hundreds in Ventana Ranch on the city's Westside are protesting at the construction site of a liquor store.

Bernalillo is in debt and won't hire a police chief or fire chief.

This guy tattooed himself to ask his chick to marry him.

A man writes about understanding women's body-image issues.

Kitten survives spin cycle. (There's actually a local band called Spin Dry Kittens.)

V.19 No.20 |

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The Daily Word 05.20.10: Lance Armstrong again, Kirtland jet fuel leak, Pearl Jam, yes, Pearl Jam

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Jet fuel leak at Kirtland is making its way to Albuquerque's wells.

ICE has caught 31 undocumented immigrants in its 10 days at the Prisoner Transport Center.

Family hires family at the jail.

Local actor the star of ABC sitcom "Modern Family."

Scientists say the government is allowing BP to cover up the true scope of the Gulf oil geyser.

The oil has reached a powerful current that might carry it up the Atlantic coast.

Cyclist Floyd Landis says he used drugs—and so did Lance Armstrong.

White House party crashers from the "Desperate Housewives of D.C"?

Half of California thinks pot should be legalized.

Not a movie: Lone, masked thief steals masterpieces from a Parisian museum, including Matisse and Picasso paintings.

Bangkok quiet after night of rioting. Army cleared out thousands of Thai anti-government protesters.

If Kagan gets on the Supreme Court, all justices will have come from two schools: Yale or Harvard.

Name that drum fill.

Partying with Pearl Jam

V.19 No.20 | 5/20/2010

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Question for BP About the Gulf Oil Geyser: WTF?!?

Like most of the world, I follow news of the Gulf oil geyser with horror. It could already be many times worse than the Exxon Valdez spill of 1989, the most notorious example of man’s inhumanity to the Earth—until now. That ominous warning of 10.8 million gallons of crude oil in the Prince William Sound was not enough to ensure inspections of BP’offshore drill or demand a contingency plan in the event of disaster.

Some questions: Why haven’t they simply capped the well?

How does calculating the exact flow of oil detract from the response effort?

Why isn’t BP allowing reporters to document the oil washing up on the beach in Louisiana?

And finally, why the hell does BP have a say in any of this anymore?

V.19 No.18 | 5/6/2010
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The Daily Word 5.4.10: Times Square Car Bomb, Tasered Phillies Fan, Starbucks Sued

The suspect who planted a car bomb near Times Square in NYC says he acted alone.

The suspected was nabbed on a Dubai-bound plane.

While you’re in New York, stop at Cafe Grumpy for a $12 cup of coffee not made by Starbucks.

A 17-year-old Philadelphia Phillies fan tasered after running on to the field.

McDonald’s Coffee Mishap 2.0: Starbucks sued over burn-causing hot tea. Gasp!

Riders of the Mumbo Jumbo rollercoaster in Flamingo Land get stuck upside down for 20 minutes.

An Ohio man facing foreclosure locks himself in his home.

Nashville is flooded as rain and thunderstorms move across the southeast.

BP proposes to drop a four story metal container in the Gulf of Mexico to stop the oil leak.

Albuquerque City Council is questioning the cost effectiveness of APD’s take-home squad cars.