Good Morning New Mexico,     I'm Frank Haley with news on KKIM am 1000  New Mexico's Christian Heritage Station on Monday
Oct.  20, 2014.

Look for p/c skies and mild temps with a slim chance for rain today.

Albuquerque                              High  75
Santa Fe                           High  67
Edgewood/Moriarity                High  68
Belen/Los Lunas                   High  73


Now the news:


>>>U.S. Humanitarian Aid Going to ISIS,  not the intended Kurds...


GAZIANTEP, Turkey —*** While U.S. warplanes strike at the militants of the so-called Islamic State in both Syria and Iraq, truckloads of U.S. and Western aid has been flowing into territory controlled by the jihadists, assisting them to build their terror-inspiring “Caliphate.”.....

The aid—mainly food and medical equipment—is meant for Syrians displaced from their hometowns, and for hungry civilians. It is funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development, European donors, and the United Nations. Whether it continues is now the subject of anguished debate among officials in Washington and Europe.  

>>>Idaho Ministers Told Peform Gay Marriage or Go to Jail


(Coeur d'Alene, Idaho)  --  ***Their belief in the biblical definition of marriage puts one Idaho couple center stage in America's culture war over same-sex marriage.....

Donald and Evelyn Knapp own the Hitching Post Wedding Chapel. They are   Christians and ordained ministers and have been marrying couples since 1989 in traditional marriage services without conflict until now.

The city of Coeur d'Alene, Idaho has a non-discrimination statute that includes sexual orientation and gender identity.

The Knapps were told by city officials if they didn't perform same-sex weddings they will face fines and   jail time.



>>>> Thousands take part in Duke City Marathon

ALBUQUERQUE  –  ****A lot of people got in a morning run during the 31st annual Duke City Marathon on Sunday.....

The course runs through downtown Albuquerque and winners qualify for the Boston Marathon. After the morning race, runners got a chance to enjoy a festival which featured live bands, food and awards.

The Boston Marathon will be  in April.




>>>Nigeria's Ebola outbreak is officially over

 ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) -- ***The World Health Organization declared today  that Nigeria is free of Ebola,..... a rare victory in the months-long battle against the fatal disease.

The World Health Organization  announcement came after 42 days passed - twice the disease's maximum incubation period - since the last case in Nigeria tested negative.

The disease continues to spread rapidly in Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea and has claimed more than 4,500 lives.




>>>Creepy, crawly: Black widow spider  numbers are way up  in ABQ....


(Albuquerque)  --  It's a scary time of year, but forget about ghosts and goblins.

The scariest little witches creeping around this Halloween are black widow spiders.

If it seems like there are a whole lot of them sneaking around just in time for Halloween this year, it's cause there are -- lots of them.

One Rio Rancho exterminator says he's killed more black widow spiders  in 3 months than he has in last 4 years in the Albuquerque area.

Look for insect sprays specifically for spiders -- that stuff will kill black widows.




>>>****Santa Fe hospital union agrees to new contract....

SANTA FE, N.M. - A union that represents hundreds of nurses and medical technicians at   St. Vincent Hosp.  in Santa Fe has overwhelmingly ratified a new three-year labor contract.

 Saturday's vote brings an end to months of heated negotiations.

The contract  calls for up to 8.5 percent in pay raises and a greater voice for nurses when they're concerned about patient care or staffing.





  >>>Woman arrested in deadly crash faced prior DWI

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.  - ***Albuquerque police say a 20-year-old woman is facing vehicular homicide charges after she struck and killed a motorcyclist who was stopped at red light.....

Police say  alcohol and speed appear to be a factor in Saturday morning's crash.  The driver,    Gabrielle Moya   had been arrested weeks earlier on a charge of aggravated DWI.

The 54-year-old victim,  Steve Reider,  was headed east on Montgomery and was stopped at a traffic light at Eubank.   Moya was speeding and didn't stop at the light and  rear-ended Reider,  he died at the scene.
 




>>>Martinez, King square off in final debate

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -**** Republican Gov. Susana Martinez and Democratic hopeful Attorney General Gary King stuck to their talking points Sunday evening, offering no surprises about where they stood on the key issues facing New Mexico..... while they traded jabs during their final televised debate.

 





 
 



San Juan County settles jail assault claim

FARMINGTON, N.M.  - ****San Juan County and its insurer will pay $100,000 to settle a lawsuit brought by a man who claimed he was assaulted while being booked into the county jail in Farmington....

Crandell Martin sued the county   after he claimed a guard slammed his head against a brick wall while he was handcuffed and that another guard witnessed the assault and failed to stop it.

Martin was being booked at the time for a probation violation.   He remains in custody.
 



Otero County puts price tag on flood damage

ALAMOGORDO, N.M.  - ****Otero County officials say they have uncovered more damage after flooding earlier this year, and the bill to make repairs is expected to top $875,000....

Emergency services director Paul Quairoli provided new information on the county's emergency declaration during a recent meeting.

He says the county did not initially meet the state's threshold to receive assistance in August, but more damage was caused in September because of the continued rains and storm runoff.

The Alamogordo Daily News reports that Quairoli has been working with the Federal Emergency Management Agency to estimate the damage now that things have dried up.

Officials have put together a list of nearly two dozen areas that will need repairs. That list includes many roads in the southern New Mexico county.
 




****Carlsbad seeks federal funds for homeless shelter....

CARLSBAD, N.M.  - Carlsbad city officials are going after money from the federal government to help the southeastern New Mexico community address the lack of services of homeless families and individuals.

The Carlsbad Current-Argus reports the City Council recently approved a resolution to seek a federal community grant worth $500,000 that would go toward the construction of a homeless shelter.

In the past, attempts to build a shelter for the growing number of homeless in the area have been defeated.

The closest shelter is nearly 80 miles away in Roswell.

Carlsbad temporarily sheltered homeless at the San Jose Senior Center during three of the coldest winter days last year.
 
 

****Santa Fe County sued over mine moratorium...

SANTA FE, N.M.  - Proponents of a proposal to mine basalt on La Bajada mesa are suing Santa Fe County for imposing a 12-month moratorium on such developments.

Albuquerque landowner Buena Vista Estates and gravel company Rockology Limited are seeking to overturn the moratorium.

The county took action in September after residents voiced concerns about the proposed mine. The Santa Fe New Mexican reports that residents complained about possible pollution, noise and what they described as the destruction of the mesa's scenic beauty.

The proponents' attorney, Pete Domenici (doh-MEN'-ih-chee) Jr., says there's no justification for the moratorium. He's asking a state district judge to grant the application to operate the 50-acre mine if county commissioners continue to refuse to take final action on the mine permit.

The county declined to comment on the lawsuit.
 





****Enrollment decrease leads to NMSU spending cuts.....

LAS CRUCES, N.M.  - A decline in fall enrollment has left New Mexico State University with less revenue.

NMSU President Garrey Carruthers says university leaders spent the last few weeks meeting with stakeholders from colleges and departments across campus. They were able to identify about $4.8 million in spending that can be reduced to make up for the drop in revenue.

Carruthers had asked each dean and vice president to propose budget reductions ranging from 1 percent up to 5 percent.

He says the goal has been to streamline operations at NMSU while still protecting the university's core mission.

As a result, more than 60 percent of the spending reductions will come from administration budgets. Much of the savings will come from not immediately filling vacant positions.


Today is Monday, Oct. 20, the 293rd day of 2014. There are 72 days left in the year.

Today's Highlights in History:

On Oct. 20, 1944, during World War II, Gen. Douglas MacArthur stepped ashore at Leyte (LAY'-tee) in the Philippines, 2 1/2 years after saying, "I shall return." The cities of Belgrade and Dubrovnik were liberated by Russian and Yugoslav troops. The Guatemala Revolution took place as student and military leaders overthrew the military dictatorship. A series of gas storage tank explosions and fires in Cleveland killed 130 people.

On this date:

In 1714, the coronation of Britain's King George I took place in Westminster Abbey.

In 1803, the U.S. Senate ratified the Louisiana Purchase.

In 1914, "Stay Down Here Where You Belong," an antiwar song by Irving Berlin, was published by Waterson, Berlin & Snyder Co. in New York.

In 1936, Helen Keller's teacher, Anne Sullivan Macy, died in Forest Hills, New York, at age 70.

In 1947, the House Un-American Activities Committee opened hearings into alleged Communist influence and infiltration in the U.S. motion picture industry.

In 1964, the 31st president of the United States, Herbert C. Hoover, died in New York at age 90.

In 1967, seven men were convicted in Meridian, Mississippi, of violating the civil rights of three slain civil rights workers.

In 1968, former first lady Jacqueline Kennedy married Greek shipping magnate Aristotle Onassis.

In 1973, in the so-called "Saturday Night Massacre," special Watergate prosecutor Archibald Cox was dismissed and Attorney General Elliot L. Richardson and Deputy Attorney General William B. Ruckelshaus resigned.

In 1981, a bungled armored truck robbery carried out by members of radical groups in Nanuet, New York, left a guard and two police officers dead.

In 1994, actor Burt Lancaster died in Los Angeles at age 80.

In 2011, Moammar Gadhafi, 69, Libya's dictator for 42 years, was killed as revolutionary fighters overwhelmed his hometown of Sirte (SURT) and captured the last major bastion of resistance two months after his regime fell.

Ten years ago: A U.S. Army staff sergeant, Ivan "Chip" Frederick, pleaded guilty to abusing Iraqi detainees at Abu Ghraib prison. (Frederick was sentenced to eight years in prison; he was paroled in 2007.) After being just three outs from getting swept in the AL championship series three nights earlier, the Boston Red Sox finally beat the New York Yankees, winning Game 7 in a 10-3 shocker to become the first major league team to overcome a 3-0 postseason series deficit.

Five years ago: Ignoring appeals by Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and even rock star Sting, Iran sentenced an Iranian-American academic, Kian Tajbakhsh (KEE'-ahn tahj-BAHKSH'), to 12 years in prison for his alleged role in anti-government protests. Afghanistan's election commission ordered a runoff in the disputed presidential poll. (The runoff was later canceled, and President Hamid Karzai proclaimed the winner.)

One year ago: A suicide bomber slammed his explosives-laden car into a busy cafe in Baghdad, killing some three dozen people. In Egypt, masked gunmen fired on a Coptic church holding a wedding in the Cairo district of Warraq, killing five people.

Today's Birthdays: Actor William Christopher is 82. Japan's Empress Michiko is 80. Rockabilly singer Wanda Jackson is 77. Former actress Rev. Mother Dolores Hart is 76. Singer Tom Petty is 64. Actor William "Rusty" Russ is 64. Actress Melanie Mayron is 62. Retired MLB All-Star Keith Hernandez is 61. Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I., is 59. Movie director Danny Boyle is 58. Former Labor Secretary Hilda Solis is 57. Actor Viggo Mortensen is 56. Rock musician Jim Sonefeld (Hootie & The Blowfish) is 50. Rock musician David Ryan is 50. Rock musician Doug Eldridge (Oleander) is 47. Political commentator and blogger Michelle Malkin is 44. Actor Kenneth Choi is 43. Rapper Snoop Lion (formerly Snoop Dogg) is 43. Singer Dannii Minogue is 43. Singer Jimi Westbrook (country goup Little Big Town) is 43. Country musician Jeff Loberg is 38. Actor Sam Witwer is 37. Actor John Krasinski is 35. Rock musician Daniel Tichenor (Cage the Elephant) is 35. Actress Katie Featherston is 32. Actress Jennifer Nicole Freeman is 29.

Thought for Today: "Being a politician is a poor profession. Being a public servant is a noble one." — President Herbert C. Hoover (1874-1964).



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