Good Morning New Mexico,     

I'm Frank Haley with news on KKIM am 1000  New Mexico's Christian Heritage Station on Friday July 25, 2014.

Look for a sunny and hot day today with no rain in the forcast.

Albuquerque                              High  98
Santa Fe                           High  88
Edgewood/Moriarity                High  90
Belen/Los Lunas                   High  97

Now the news:

>>Israel kills senior Gaza militant, mulls next move

 JERUSALEM  --** Israeli aircraft struck 30 houses in the Gaza Strip early today, killing a leader of the militant Islamic Jihad group and two of his sons,...and ..On the 18th day of fighting as Israel's Security Cabinet is  decidong whether to expand its operation or consider   a cease-fire.

Israeli ground troops and Hamas gunmen fought intense battles in the north and center of the territory.
The Israeli military  hit 45 sites in Gaza, including   a Hamas military command post, while Gaza militants continued to fire dozens of rockets at Israel.


>>Spared Sudanese Christian Woman Meets Pope in Rome

ROME —** Mariam Ibraheem, a Christian woman whose death sentence in Sudan for refusing to renounce her faith in Christ  set off an international protest, arrived in Rome   Thursday   to a hero’s welcome and a private audience with Pope Francis....
The pope  highlighting the trials of Christians in the Middle East and in Mosul, Iraq, threatened with death by Islamic militants unless they convert.
 The family landed in Rome   Thursday  traveling on an Italian government plane, accompanied by  the deputy foreign minister, who had flown to the Sudanese capital, Khartoum,  after getting word that the family's  travel documents had been approved. They had been living at the American Embassy   after an unsuccessful attempt to leave the country in June.
They'll return to the U. S. in a few days.

Albuquerque agrees to oversight of police

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.  -** The city of Albuquerque has agreed to submit to independent oversight of federally mandated reforms to its troubled police department....

 The city signed off on a framework  for addressing eight problem areas Justice Dept. officials identified in a scathing report on police practices earlier this year.

 Albuquerque police have shot 41 people since 2010, 27 of them fatally.

The agreement calls for the final reform plan to be submitted to a court for enforcement.  

>>Video shows  SWAT officers told suspect to drop gun

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.  - ***A newly released video shows Albuquerque SWAT officers yelling at an armed man several times to drop his gun before he was fatally shot. ....

Videos  show  two tactical officers running after a fleeing 33-year-old Jeremy Joe Robertson before at least two shots are heard.   


>>Mayor, Navajo leaders meet on homeless killings

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.  - ***Albuquerque Mayor Richard Berry   has directed police to thoroughly investigate last weekend's brutal slaying of two homeless Navajo men as a possible hate crime. ....

 Three teenagers are being held on murder charges in the attack.  

Prosecutors and police say they haven't found any evidence the men were targeted because of their race.

>>Obama, and  Mexico's leader plot border surge strategy

WASHINGTON  - ***President Barack Obama is praising Mexico's attempts to target smugglers who are trafficking unaccompanied children from Central America through Mexico to the United States.  ....

Obama spoke to Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto (PAYN'-yuh nee-EH'-toh) on Thursday, the day before he meets with leaders from Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador.


>>***Rail yards plan agreement signed in ABQ ...

A freight train roared by Thursday afternoon as Mayor Richard Berry and others stood in the historic Barelas rail yards to announce plans to revitalize the area.

The mayor  expressed optimism that the rail yards might once again be a vibrant part of the city’s future.

The development plan for the site calls for a museum, affordable housing, strengthening connections between the site and the neighborhood, preserving historic architecture and stimulating redevelopment.

>>***The  Pojoaque Pueblo tribe proposes ending gambling payments to the state......

SANTA FE, N.M. - Pojoaque Pueblo has proposed a gambling compact to the federal government that would lower the gambling age to 18 from 21 and allow the tribe to stop revenue sharing payments with  the state.

Pojoaque also proposes serving alcohol in casino gambling areas, which is currently prohibited.

   Today is Friday, July 25, the 206th day of 2014. There are 159 days left in the year.

Today's Highlight in History:

On July 25, 1994, Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin and Jordan's King Hussein (hoo-SAYN') signed a declaration at the White House ending their countries' 46-year-old formal state of war.

On this date:

In 1554, Queen Mary I of England married Philip II, future King of Spain.

In 1814, the Battle of Lundy's Lane, one of the bloodiest battles of the War of 1812, took place in present-day Niagara Falls, Ontario, with no clear victor.

In 1909, French aviator Louis Bleriot (bleh-ree-OH') became the first person to fly an airplane across the English Channel, traveling from Calais (kah-LAY') to Dover in 37 minutes.

In 1934, Austrian Chancellor Engelbert Dollfuss was assassinated by pro-Nazi Austrians in a failed coup attempt.

In 1943, Benito Mussolini was dismissed as premier of Italy by King Victor Emmanuel III, and placed under arrest. (However, Mussolini was later rescued by the Nazis, and re-asserted his authority.)

In 1944, Bing Crosby and the Andrews Sisters recorded Cole Porter's "Don't Fence Me In" in Los Angeles for Decca Records.

In 1952, Puerto Rico became a self-governing commonwealth of the United States.

In 1956, the Italian liner Andrea Doria collided with the Swedish passenger ship Stockholm off the New England coast late at night and began sinking; at least 51 people were killed.

In 1960, a Woolworth's store in Greensboro, North Carolina, that had been the scene of a sit-in protest against its whites-only lunch counter dropped its segregation policy.

In 1978, Louise Joy Brown, the first "test tube baby," was born in Oldham, England; she'd been conceived through the technique of in-vitro fertilization.

In 1984, Soviet cosmonaut Svetlana Savitskaya (sah-VEETS'-kah-yah) became the first woman to walk in space as she carried out more than three hours of experiments outside the orbiting space station Salyut 7.

In 2000, a New York-bound Air France Concorde crashed outside Paris shortly after takeoff, killing all 109 people on board and four people on the ground; it was the first-ever crash of the supersonic jet.

Ten years ago: Israelis formed a human chain stretching 55 miles from Gaza to Jerusalem to protest Prime Minister Ariel Sharon's Gaza Strip withdrawal plan. Lance Armstrong won a record sixth Tour de France.

Five years ago: President Barack Obama continued his full-court press to pass health care reform legislation, citing a new White House study indicating that small businesses were paying far more per employee for health insurance than big companies, a disparity the president said was "unsustainable" as well as "unacceptable." Protesters across the world called on Iran to end its clampdown on opposition activists.

One year ago: Pope Francis, dubbed the "slum pope" for his work with the poor, received a rapturous welcome from one of Rio de Janeiro's most violent shantytowns and demanded the world's wealthy end the injustices that had left the poor on the margins of society.

Today's Birthdays: Actress Barbara Harris is 79. Folk-pop singer-musician Bruce Woodley (The Seekers) is 72. Rock musician Jim McCarty (The Yardbirds) is 71. Rock musician Verdine White (Earth, Wind & Fire) is 63. Singer-musician Jem Finer (The Pogues) is 59. Model-actress Iman is 59. Cartoonist Ray Billingsley ("Curtis") is 57. Rock musician Thurston Moore (Sonic Youth) is 56. Actress-singer Bobbie Eakes is 53. Actress Katherine Kelly Lang is 53. Actress Illeana Douglas is 49. Country singer Marty Brown is 49. Actor Matt LeBlanc is 47. Actress Wendy Raquel Robinson is 47. Rock musician Paavo Lotjonen (PAH'-woh LAHT'-joh-nehn) (Apocalyptica) is 46. Actor D.B. Woodside is 45. Actress Miriam Shor is 43. Actor David Denman is 41. Actor Jay R. Ferguson is 40. Actor James Lafferty is 29. Actress Shantel VanSanten is 29. Actor Michael Welch is 27. Classical singer Faryl Smith is 19.

Thought for Today: "Life is not a matter of milestones, but of moments." — Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy (1890-1995).

That's the news on KKIM, am 1000  New Mexico's Christian Heritage station!!

I'm Frank Haley   cjf,  … …… May  God Bless America!!!

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