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I'm Frank Haley with news on KKIM am 1000  New Mexico's Christian Heritage Station on Frilday  Nove 21, 2014.

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Now the news:

>>>Woman With Gun Arrested in Front of White House

LANHAM, Md.   —*** A woman armed with a gun was reportedly arrested in front of the White House Thursday night....

The woman was spotted by Secret Service agents around 8:30 p.m. walking along the north fence on Pennsylvania Avenue.

Secret Service   special agents spotted a gun in a holster around the woman’s waist  and then arrested the woman.

Officials say the woman was   carrying a 9mm handgun in the holster. She is identified as 23-year-old April Lenhart of Michigan.    

She is reportedly undergoing further questioning, but is said to be uncooperative.

President Obama was in the White House at the time of the arrest. He had finished his Address to the Nation from the East Room 15 minutes earlier.

This comes a day after a man was arrested near the White House after approaching a checkpoint claiming Obama had invited him. Agents later found a .30-30 rifle, ammunition and a knife in his car.

>>>President's Executive Order Spares Millions of Illegals

(The White House)  --  ****Under expansive executive actions unveiled by President   Obama last night nearly 5 million people in the U.S. illegally will be spared from deportation.....

The main beneficiaries are immigrants who have been in the U.S. illegally for more than five years but whose children are citizens or lawful permanent residents. After passing background checks and paying fees, those individuals can now be granted relief from deportation for three years and get work permits.

Today the president travels to a high school in Las Vegas, Nevada to meet with students and sign his executive actions.

>>>Cruel Winter Weather Continues to Pound Northern US

***Brutal winter weather continues to pound northern parts of the U.S., from lightning and thunder to feet of snow piling up in areas like Michigan all the way to western New York.....

Ten people have died in Buffalo, New York, mainly from heart attacks and exposure.

Snow has fallen at 2 to 4 inches per hour, piling up to around 8 feet in some areas. Now some people can't get into their homes.

But others must get out, with the heavy snow causing ceilings to cave in.

With the roof of a nursing home in jeopardy, residents had to be evacuated and carried to safety.

People are using shovels and cranes to clear their rooftops before the damage is done.

When the snow does stop and temperatures warm up, melting snow could cause more problems, putting even more weight on rooftops.

There's also the potential for flooding.

People are bing asked  to stay off the roads in N. Y. state.  

>>>Suspected FSU gunman was attorney in New Mexico

LAS CRUCES, N.M.  -**** A man suspected of shooting three people at a Florida State University's library Thursday worked for the District Attorney's office in Las Cruces......

The State Bar of New Mexico  says Myron May was listed as an attorney for the Dona Ana District Attorney until recently.

In addition, a Las Cruces police report last month says May was the subject of a harassment complaint from a former girlfriend.

 Investigators say  May had recently developed "a severe mental disorder" and he  thought that police had placed cameras in his home and car.

  May recently had taken a trip to Colorado for no reason and stayed up for five days straight.  

  May had recently quit his job.

>>>Martinez gets key GOP post

****Gov. Susana Martinez landed a plum political position yesterday, elected by her peers as vice chairwoman of the Republican Governors Association......

Martinez, who won re-election to a second term as governor earlier this month, has insisted she is not interested in national political office. However, election as Republican Governors Association vice chairwoman could ramp up speculation about her plans.

 Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam was elected chairman, a role Martinez is expected to take over in 2016.


>>>New Mexico lawmakers grill spaceport boss

SANTA FE, N.M.  - ****Lawmakers are demanding more details on how the New Mexico Spaceport Authority plans to recover now that the nearly quarter-billion-dollar Spaceport America stands empty..... and commercial fights by Virgin Galactic have been delayed indefinitely.

Members of a legislative finance oversight committee grilled spaceport executive director Christine Anderson yesterday after she handed them a presentation filled mostly with photographs.

 Speculation about the spaceport's future has been swirling in the wake of Virgin Galactic's spaceship breaking up over the California desert during an Oct. 31 test flight. One pilot was killed and another was seriously injured.

>>> Teenager shot accidentally while "playing" with a loaded gun....

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.  - Albuquerque police say a 15-year-old boy was accidentally fatally shot by a teenage friend  while "playing" with a loaded gun....

Police say a 16-year-old friend fatally wounded Melquisedec Rodriguez while they were playing with the gun at a friend's home Wednesday morning.

 The 16-year-old thought the gun's safety was on.

Police also say Rodriguez had stolen the gun from a vehicle.

The 16-year-old was released to his parents. Police say  the youth   might be charged at a later date.


Today is Friday, Nov. 21, the 325th day of 2014. There are 40 days left in the year.

Today's Highlight in History:

On Nov. 21, 1864, a letter was signed by President Abraham Lincoln expressing condolences to Lydia Bixby, a widow in Boston whose five sons supposedly died while fighting in the Civil War. (As it turned out, only two of Mrs. Bixby's sons had been killed in battle; also, historians are not certain that Lincoln actually wrote the letter.

>>>House Hearing Calls Out Military’s War on Faith

WASHINGTON -- ****Some say the U.S. military is now so hostile to religion, many believers in the ranks are afraid of mentioning their faith.....

Because of past cases, Congress has specifically ordered the military to stop suppressing religious liberty. But there have been enough new cases in recent months that the House held a new hearing on the subject this Wednesday.

Of those testifying at the Subcommittee for Military Personnel hearing, most believe the military is becoming more hostile to troops' religious liberty.

That belief led some of those panelists to point out the irony that it's the troops guarding Americans' liberty who may be most in danger of losing their own.

On this date:

In 1789, North Carolina became the 12th state to ratify the U.S. Constitution.

In 1861, Judah Benjamin, who had been acting Confederate Secretary of War, was formally named to the post.

In 1922, Rebecca L. Felton of Georgia was sworn in as the first woman to serve in the U.S. Senate.

In 1934, the Cole Porter musical "Anything Goes," starring Ethel Merman as Reno Sweeney, opened on Broadway.

In 1942, the Alaska Highway, also known as the Alcan Highway, was formally opened at Soldier's Summit in the Yukon Territory.

In 1964, the upper level of New York's Verrazano Narrows Bridge, connecting Brooklyn and Staten Island, was opened.

In 1969, the Senate voted down the Supreme Court nomination of Clement F. Haynsworth, 55-45, the first such rejection since 1930.

In 1973, President Richard Nixon's attorney, J. Fred Buzhardt (buh-ZAHRDT'), revealed the existence of an 18-1/2-minute gap in one of the White House tape recordings related to Watergate.

In 1974, bombs exploded at a pair of pubs in Birmingham, England, killing 21 people. (Six suspects were convicted of the attack, but the convictions of the so-called "Birmingham Six" were overturned in 1991.)

In 1980, 87 people died in a fire at the MGM Grand Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada.

In 1989, the proceedings of Britain's House of Commons were televised live for the first time.

In 1991, the U.N. Security Council chose Boutros Boutros-Ghali of Egypt to be Secretary-General.

Ten years ago: President George W. Bush, trying to mend relations with Latin America, pledged during an economic summit in Chile to make a fresh push for stalled immigration reforms. Iraqi authorities set January 30, 2005, as the date for the nation's first election since the collapse of Saddam Hussein's dictatorship. Six Wisconsin hunters were shot to death by Chai Soua Vang, an ethnic Hmong immigrant who was later sentenced to life in prison.

Five years ago: The Senate voted 60-39 to open debate on health care legislation. An explosion at the Xinxing coal mine near Hegang city in China killed 108 miners. The University of East Anglia, in eastern England, reported that hackers had broken into a server at its Climatic Research Unit. (The hackers posted hundreds of private e-mails and documents online, stoking debate on whether some scientists had overstated the case for man-made climate change.) The shimmering, white glove Michael Jackson wore when he premiered his trademark moonwalk dance was auctioned off for $350,000 (plus $70,000 in taxes and fees) at the Hard Rock Cafe in New York's Times Square.

One year ago: Sweeping aside a century of precedent, Democrats took a chunk out of the Senate's hallowed filibuster tradition, clearing the way for speedy confirmation of controversial appointments made by President Barack Obama; Republicans warned Democrats would regret their actions once political fortunes were reversed and they could no longer block appointments made by a GOP president. Fifty-four people were killed in a supermaket roof collapse in Riga, Latvia. Three women were freed after being held captive 30 years in a south London home.

Today's Birthdays: Actor Joseph Campanella is 90. Country singer Jean Shepard is 81. Actor Laurence Luckinbill is 80. Actress Marlo Thomas is 77. Actor Rick Lenz is 75. Singer Dr. John is 74. Actress Juliet Mills is 73. Basketball Hall of Famer Earl Monroe is 70. Television producer Marcy Carsey is 70. Actress Goldie Hawn is 69. Movie director Andrew Davis is 68. Rock musician Lonnie Jordan (War) is 66. Singer Livingston Taylor is 64. Actress-singer Lorna Luft is 62. Actress Cherry Jones is 58. Rock musician Brian Ritchie (The Violent Femmes) is 54. Gospel singer Steven Curtis Chapman is 52. Actress Nicollette Sheridan is 51. Singer-actress Bjork (byork) is 49. Pro and College Football Hall of Famer Troy Aikman is 48. Rhythm-and-blues singer Chauncey Hannibal (BLACKstreet) is 46. Rock musician Alex James (Blur) is 46. MLB All-Star player Ken Griffey Jr. is 45. TV personality Rib Hillis is 44. Rapper Pretty Lou (Lost Boyz) is 43. Football player-turned-talk show host Michael Strahan (STRAY'-han) is 43. Country singer Kelsi Osborn (SHeDAISY) is 40. Singer-actress Lindsey Haun is 30. Actress Jena Malone is 30. Pop singer Carly Rae Jepsen is 29. Actor-singer Sam Palladio is 27.

Thought for Today: "Never confuse motion with action." — Ernest Hemingway, American author (1899-1961).

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

I'm Frank Haley   cjf,  … ……    The only hope for America is     2nd Chronicles  7:14.  

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