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V.24 No.5 |

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The Daily Word in plane crashes, Lance Armstrong and Tent City 2

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It’s Wednesday, Februrary 4th.

And the growing number of dash cams in Taiwan means you can watch terrifying footage of a plane crash.

And everyone’s friendly in Albuquerque!

Except for this (alleged) murderer.

But we’re working on our homelessness problem! By kicking people out of the parks and making them leave their make-shift shelters.

Thanks to this map, it’s easier than ever to find your nearest neighborhood goat.

BREAKING NEWS: LANCE ARMSTRONG LIED ABOUT A THING

Finally, did you know you can make a microphone out of a pencil and a matchbox? YOU TOTALLY CAN!

Have a great day!

V.23 No.25 |

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The Daily Word in a handsome mug shot, Lance Armstrong and "The Visor"

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IRS Commissioner John Koskinen says the agency doesn't have to apologize following accusations of a cover-up.

All it takes is a good-looking mug shot to spark a lot of “likes.”

Judge Robert Wilkins rules against Lance Armstrong; therefore, he'll most likely have to pay some mad cash to the U.S. Postal Service.

Texas Gov. Rick Perry says he “stepped right in it” after making comments comparing homosexuality to alcoholism, but he offered no apology.

The Obamas want their daughters to work minimum wage to see “what it's like to do that real hard work.”

RIP Stephanie Kwolek: the chemist who invented the tough fibers used in Kevlar body armor.

Take a tour of Downtown's Anasazi building before its Monday grand opening.

A female bicyclist is in critical condition after being struck by a garbage truck.

Anders Hsi wants to give “The Visor” to the homeless.

So … you gonna call CPS on this woman, or should I?

V.22 No.8 |

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The Daily Word in Pistorius out on bail, high-speed chase, meteor doubt

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Pistorius is free on $113,000 bail.

Bernalillo County sheriff's deputies end high-speed chase on the west side.

Kenny Clutch, an aspiring rapper, is among those killed in a Vegas car-to-car shooting.

Server who recently went public about how his boss was stiffing employees on the recent minimum wage increase says the boss's son showed up at his house with a bat and a machete.

Now that's a freaking giant goldfish.

Some Russians aren't so convinced that that meteor was really a meteor.

U.S. Government expected to sue Lance Armstrong.

Happy National Margarita Day! Whoop.

V.22 No.4 | 1/24/2013

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The Daily Word in hoarder problems, Colorado shooting and The Pit

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Michael J. Fox hopes that Taylor Swift never gets the chance to write a song about his son.

Local farmers are supporting a bill to keep home grown food in New Mexico schools.

Theater in Aurora Colorado reopens with remembrance ceremony and screening of “The Hobbit” for victims.

What did we learn from last nights interview with Lance Armstrong? Oprah is the most intense interviewer ever.

The New Mexico Sheriffs’ Association responds to the gun control debate.

A man that was trapped for two days in his own hoarded items may require amputation.

The Pit landed itself on ESPN’s list of top 10 home court advantage.

V.22 No.3 | 1/17/2013
Footage of Armstrong confiding in Oprah

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Lance Armstrong Confesses to PED Use

Oprah can get anybody to talk

It's official in all but the most limited capacities now: Oprah Winfrey has confirmed that Lance Armstrong confessed to using performance-enhancing drugs. The interview was apparently so intense (or somebody really needs the ratings so badly) that it's going to be split into two parts. The first half will air tomorrow night, as originally planned, but the second half will be shown on Friday, extending Lance's confession into movie-length territory. This seems appropriate for a used-to-the-publicity Armstrong. When he was diagnosed with cancer and subsequently told that there was a significant chance he wouldn't live, he beat the odds. After that, he went on to win an unprecedented seven Tour de France races in a row. After retiring from the sport in 2004, he made a comeback that went better than anyone had a right to expect. He maintained his innocence all that time, despite the cloud of PEDs hanging over cycling in general, and the news of other winners being stripped of their titles. He continuously flaunted his 100% pass rate of the United States Anti-Doping Agency's tests, despite claims from others that he shouldn’t have been able to do so.

But last year, when news broke that the World Anti-Doping Agency and its U.S.-based affiliate had finally accumulated enough evidence against Armstrong, he retreated. He said he wouldn't be “hounded anymore.” He said he wouldn't legitimize their witch hunt against him. And the general public started to doubt. They started to waver in their commitment to the man who made cycling a topic at all in America. And most of all, there were some who felt duped. Not just by the sporting accomplishments of Armstrong, but by arguably the biggest category of his life, the one thing conspicuously missing from his bio thus far: his super successful charity, Livestrong.

It's hard to separate the story of Lance Armstrong, world-renowned cyclist and recently-admitted doper, from the story of Lance Armstrong, cancer survivor and advocate. Some argue that it's impossible. Because of the amazing work that Armstrong did in raising awareness of the disease and the incredible funds his foundation has raised in fighting its spread, his doping case doesn't seem to be as clear cut as the baseball Hall of Fame voters seem to think their era's cloud is. There were claims, after the news broke last year about Armstrong's doping, that Livestrong donations increased. There were also individuals who said they felt cheated and they wanted their donations back.

And therein lies the rub in the case of Lance Armstrong. Some feel "hoodwinked" and others feel like his inspirational message trumps all else. Why is he confessing to Oprah now? We won't know until everything's out, and the show doesn't air its first part until tomorrow. But as contrite as Armstrong may be, as much as he may want to focus on moving forward with triathlons or re-focusing on the good the Livestrong foundation does in its fight against cancer, there will be some who never forget or forgive. Armstrong doesn't always put his best foot forward and it will be interesting, to say the least, to see where he goes from here.

V.21 No.42 | 10/18/2012

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The Daily Word in a Klingon wedding, Lance Armstrong, Sandia fire

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Swedish couple makes history by partaking in what is believed to be the first Klingon-style wedding ceremony.

Election polls show Romney in the lead nationally, but Obama ahead among Hispanic voters.

Chimney Fire in the Sandias is 25% contained.

Remember that poor puppy last week who just could not get up? Well, he finally did.

Good news for Breaking Bad fans: AMC is back on Dish Network.

Lance Armstrong officially stripped of his seven Tour de France titles.

The Night of Too Many Stars raises over $3 million for autism efforts. And when you get that many funny people together, silly moments are sure to occur.

Lobos are 4 and 4 after a surprising loss to the Air Force Falcons.

We think Adele had a baby.

This über hipster put out an ad seeking a person in an owl costume to watch over her as she sleeps.

Beluga whale mimics human sound patterns.

Former Albuquerque city worker is accused of killing a state representative’s son.

Teen arrested for attempting to rob a Wal-Mart ... oh, and she brought her 6-year-old brother along too.

Ah, election tweets.

Honesty really is the best policy.

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The Daily Word in Clapton, Clinton, Etsy and Zumba.

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Lance Armstrong paid a motorcycle courier.

Eric Clapton sold a Richter painting for $34 million.

Meanwhile, other valuable paintings were stolen.

Hillary takes one for the team.

The allure of Zumba.

Let’s go to Berlin. On drugs.

Regretsy promotes artists.

Hypersexuality disorder.

People dress up in costumes.

There’s no such person as “Dave on Wheels.”

I love animals. Especially that moving lizard.

Somebody crashed into a Target.

Somebody made a threat against the Century Rio movie theater.

A homeless man confessed to murder. The police let him go. They do things by the book.

Happy birthday Suzanne Somers.

Thanks to Jen Lipow Silfer and Constance Moss for the assists.

V.19 No.30 | 7/29/2010

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Lance Armstrong Will Not Win the Tour de France

At this point, that's old news. Everyone who follows cycling (and pretty much everyone who doesn't, as well) has long since come to terms with the fact that the once-unbeatable Armstrong is, at this point, old. In his own words, he's “just not fast enough.” He has acknowledged that, “ Lance Armstrong is over in about four days,” joining the rest of the world in celebrating and mourning his last race.

So why does this matter? Cycling always was and always will be bigger than just one man, right? The Tour de France this year is coming down to the wire, with a mere 8 seconds separating the current leader, Alberto Contador, from the second-place rider, Andy Schleck. The next stage, taking place in the Pyrenees on Thursday, promises to be drama-filled.

Still, at least here in America, there's Armstrong. He of the superhero name. He of the gravity-defying odds. He of the Livestrong organization. Armstrong captivates our collective imagination because of his story, because of his proto-American attitude and, perhaps, most of all, because of the way he refused to quit.

There are more than a few people the world over who do not believe that Armstrong accomplished what he did by legal or fair means. The constant hunt for him in the French press has gotten plenty of attention in the past, and just this month Andrew Corsello wrote a damning piece for GQ (which doesn't appear to be online in any version other than PDF for the iPad) where he claimed that Armstrong has lied so vehemently and for so long, he has no choice but to continue the lie.

So why does it matter that Armstrong will not win the Tour de France? It matters precisely for the aforementioned responses: People the world over, not just in America, react viscerally to Armstrong as a person and as a symbol. His story sparks people's hopes and dreams and the accusations against him spark our fears and nightmares. Beyond the overt symbolism, though, he matters as a person, too: He is a seven-time winner of the Tour de France, a feat unmatched in history. He grabbed all of his victories in that race on successive trips. And he did all of this after being diagnosed with stage three testicular cancer. When he arrives on the Champs-Élysées, it will not be as a champion, almost against our expectations. And that's worth watching.

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