|Good Morning New Mexico, I'm Frank Haley with news on KKIM am 1000 New Mexico's Christian Heritage Station on Friday March 7, 2014.|
Little change in the weather today:
Albuquerque High 67
Santa Fe High 56
Edgewood/Moriarity High 59
Belen/Los Lunas High 68
Now the news:
>>Obama Talks To Putin Over Military Intervention
(Washington, DC) -- President Obama wants to persuade Vladimir Putin [[ POO-tin ]] to accept a potential diplomatic solution on the crisis in Ukraine. ... In an hour-long phone call with the Russian president yesterday, Obama said that solution would include the return of Russian troops to bases and direct talks with Ukraine. Meanwhile, the speaker of Russia's parliament says Moscow would embrace a Crimea decision to break away from Ukraine and join the Russian Federation.
>>U.S. Destroyer Headed To the Black Sea
(Washington, DC) -- Meanwhile, The Navy is sending a guided-missile destroyer to the Black Sea .... in what U. S. military officials are calling a "routine" deployment. The Navy says the deployment was planned long before the current crisis began in Ukraine. The destroyer is based in Norfolk, Virginia and has over 300 crew members.
>>ABQ Pedestrian was texting when hit by a truck
ABQ Police identified a female pedestrian killed Wednesday night near Indian School and San Pedro NE,... and they said she was texting on her phone as she walked into a busy street.
Kristen Davies, 28, was found dead at the scene around 6:30 p.m. Wednesday after a truck hit her while she crossed San Pedro.
Police said Alcohol was not a factor in the crash, .
>>Police Link Boyfriend To Texas Woman's Death
(Carlsbad, NM) --Carlsbad Police suspect the boyfriend is responsible for killing a Texas school teacher whose body was found near Carlsbad. Emily Lambert was reported missing over the weekend. Her nearly-nude body was found Tuesday in Carlsbad. Police say boyfriend Robert Earley led them to the location of Lambert's body just days after he reported her missing. Police say Earley admitted to tying a rope around her neck and dragging her with his car.
Earley reportedly got angry at Lambert for flirting with another man at a bar in Carlsbad. He faces murder charges.
>>Teenage boy Indicted For Murder
(Meadow Lake, NM) -- A New Mexico teenager is accused of first degree murder. ... A grand jury indicted Brandon Villalobos yesterday for killing 12-year-old Alex Madrid in Meadow Lake. Prosecutors intend to try Villalobos as an adult.
>>Mystery Flash Over Duke City was a meteor..
(Albuquerque, NM) -- A mysterious flash across the skies over Albuquerque is solved. ... Officials at Sandia Labs report the bright streak on Wednesday night was a meteor.
>>Economy Adds 175,000 Jobs, Unemployment Rate Little Unchanged
(Washington, DC) -- The unemployment rate edged up to six-point-seven percent in Feb..... The Labor Department says the economy added 175-thousand jobs in February. The unemployment rate was six-point-six percent in January..
>>CPAC 2014: Day 2
(National Harbor, MD) -- The Conservative Political Action Conference, the annual convention of conservative activists and Republican Party heavy-hitters continues today in suburban Washington, DC. Today, the spotlight falls on Kentucky Senator Rand Paul and Texas Governor Rick Perry. CPAC runs through tomorrow.
>>Small Drones Ban Struck Down
(Undated) -- The skies are open to small, commercial drones. A federal judge struck down the FAA's ban on the commercial use of small drones Thursday, saying there's no law to back it up.
>>Treasure Hunters Get Greenlight For SS Central America Salvage
(Tampa, FL) -- A judge in Ohio is giving some Florida treasure hunters the chance to recover a fortune in gold that now sits at the bottom of the ocean off the South Carolina coast. Odyssey Marine Exploration is being awarded the contract to recover gold bars and coins from the wreckage of the SS Central America. Recovery efforts will start next month as teams work to salvage a fortune that sank more than 150-years ago.
>>Oscar Pistorius' Ex-Girlfriend Called To Testify
(Pretoria, South Africa) -- Day five of the murder trial of Olympic runner Oscar Pistorius is underway in a South African courtroom. Earlier today, the track star's former girlfriend, Samantha Taylor, testified that during her relationship with Pistorius, he rarely -- if ever -- was without a gun. The "Blade Runner," as he's known, is facing a murder charge for shooting his girl friend to death on Valentine's Day last year. The world-famous double-amputee sprinter insists he thought she was a burglar when he opened fire through a bathroom door at his home in Pretoria.
>>Bernice King Ordered To Turn Over MLK Bible, Nobel Prize
(Atlanta, GA) -- Martin Luther King Jr.'s daughter is agreeing to turn over her father's Bible and Nobel Peace Prize. A judge ordered Bernice King last week to relinquish the items to be held in a safe deposit box. The civil rights leader's three children have been battling for control of the historical items, which the brothers want to sell.
>>CDOT Launches "Drive High, Get A DUI" Campaign
(Denver, CO) -- CDOT is officially launching its "Drive High, Get a DUI" campaign. It was unveiled yesterday. It consists of a series of TV and radio ads, as well as a poster campaign at marijuana shops. Officers have been trained in how to spot drivers who have been smoking marijuana. Colorado State Patrol cited dozens of people in January alone for driving while stoned. Legal recreational pot sales started in Colorado on January 1st.
>>Phone App Provides Bacon Wake-Up Smell, Sizzle
(Undated) -- A new iPhone app promises to wake you up to the sound and smell of sizzling bacon. Details are available at wakeupandsmellthebacon.com.
>>Governor Creates New Business Website
(Albuquerque, NM) -- A new portal for New Mexico business is created by Governor Susana Martinez. She signed Senate Bill 9 yesterday for development of a one-stop online site that allows entrepreneurs to open and maintain new ventures. Martinez said, quote, "Easing the burden on small businesses is a key part of our continuing efforts to diversify our economy, compete for jobs, and attract new companies."
>>New Computer System Causes Police Backlog
(Albuquerque, NM) -- A new Bernalillo County court system is causing big problems for officers. Police are spending too much time at the courthouse, and less time on the streets. APD says instead of it taking 15-minutes to process a case it takes nearly two-hours. The state Supreme Court mandated the switch which launched Monday.
>>Santa Fe Police Chief Resigns
(Santa Fe, NM) -- Santa Fe Police Chief Ray Rael is resigning from his post. Mayor-elect Javier Gonzales made the announcement yesterday. He has served as chief for nearly three years. The new mayor will announce an interim chief next week.
>>NM Parks Bring Economy Boost
(Undated) -- A new report shows tourism at New Mexico national parks brought millions of dollars to the state. In 2012 nearly two-million people visited the 13 national parks. Money brought by tourists created one-thousand jobs in the state. Park Service officials say there were about 300-million tourists nationally.
>>Judge Hears Arguments In WTC Cross Case
(New York, NY) -- The 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals is hearing arguments on whether the World Trade Center cross can stay at the National September 11 Museum. American Atheists told the court yesterday the cross is a religious symbol and shouldn't be at the site. But museum officials say it's an artifact from the site because it's a cross beam found in the rubble of the Twin Towers. They also say it's a symbol of hope. A federal judge ruled in favor of the cross last spring and argued its historical importance outweighed church state concerns.
>>Pope: Women Could Play Bigger Role In Church
(Rome) -- There could be some big changes in store for women in the Roman Catholic Church. Pope Francis says women could have a bigger presence in the church's hierarchy. In an interview this week with an Italian newspaper, the Pope mentioned that women can have more decision-making power. Some church leaders have been advocating making women deacons, who can assist at Mass and perform baptisms. The Pontiff may also shake up how the church approaches divorced couples and their families. He praised a senior German cardinal's suggestion that remarried couples could rejoin the fold through confession.
>>Most U.S. Catholics Like Pope Francis
(Undated) -- Pope Francis is becoming one of the most popular Pontiffs among Catholics in the U.S. A newly-released Pew Survey reports that 85-percent of American Catholics have a favorable view of the Pope, and more than half view him "very favorably." Pope Francis' popularity is only a few points shy of Pope John Paul the Second, who remains one of the most favored Popes of the modern era. However, Pope Francis is widely viewed as a positive change in direction for the Roman Catholic Church.
>>CA Presbyterian Church Leaving For Smaller ECO
(Menlo Park, CA) -- A California church is leaving the Presbyterian Church (USA) for a smaller, more conservative denomination. Menlo Park Presbyterian church officials tell "The Christian Post" church goers overwhelmingly approved leaving PC (USA) this week because their mission, identity, governance and property are more in line with what the Evangelical Covenant Order of Presbyterians believe. The Presbytery of San Francisco still has to approve Menlo Park's decision and the church has to complete its application to join ECO. The church would have to pay almost nine-million dollars to PC (USA) to buy the property their churches are on.
>>Ice Cream Thief Gets 6 Year Prison Sentence
(St. Charles, MO) -- A self-described "ice cream junkie" who drunkenly broke into a church to steal a cold treat will spend six years in the deep freeze. Andrew Jung pleaded guilty to burglary and was sentenced to prison yesterday, almost one year to the day after his crime. Last March, he smashed a glass door to get into St. Peters Catholic Church in St. Charles, Missouri, damaged a freezer, and stole some ice cream. He was found a few blocks away with ice cream on his face and clothes.
>>Today In Religious History
202 - Felicitas and Perpetua are killed in the Carthage arena.
1080 - Pope Gregory the Seventh removes Holy Roman Emperor Henry the Fourth and gives the crown to Rudolf. Henry's forces would kill Rudolf during the Battle of Elster months later.
1274 - Thomas Aquinas dies.
1526 - The Zurich council rules all Anabaptists should be drowned.
1835 - Hymnist Fanny Crosby arrives at the blind school in New York which will train her in music.
Friday, March 7th, 2014
>>Today In History
On this day:
In 1876, Alexander Graham Bell received a patent for the telephone.
In 1897, Dr. John Kellogg served the world's first corn flakes to his patients at a Battle Creek, Michigan, mental hospital. The cereal was put on sale several years later.
In 1930, Chicago's Georgetown High School defeated Homer one-to-nothIng In the lowest scorIng basketball game of all-time.
In 1939, Guy Lombardo and his Royal Canadians recorded the classic "Auld Lang Syne."
In 1947, the first Fred Astaire dance studio opened In New York.
In 1955, comedienne Phyllis Diller made her debut at the Purple Onion In San Francisco, California.
In 1962, The Beatles made their broadcast debut on BBC Radio's "Light Programme."
In 1965, state troopers broke up a march by civil rights demonstrators In Selma, Alabama. Because of the casualties resultIng from the clash, the event became known as "Bloody Sunday."
In 1967, Bobby DarIn and Sandra Dee divorced.
In 1970, Simon and Garfunkel topped the album charts with "Bridge Over Troubled Water."
In 1983, The Nashville Network began broadcastIng on cable television.
In 1985, the song, "We Are The World," was played on the radio for the first time. It was the product of a collaboration of 45 of the top stars In pop music.
In 1985, "Commonwealth" magazIne ended five decades of production.
In 1986, The Violent Femmes became the first new wave group to play New York's Carnegie Hall.
In 1987, Mike Tyson beat James "Bonecrusher" Smith to claim the World BoxIng Council heavyweight title. By doIng so, he became the youngest heavyweight champion In boxIng history.
In 1991, Baseball Hall-of-Famer James "Cool Papa" Bell died at the age of 87.
In 1997, Howard Stern's film "Private Parts" opened In theaters.
In 1999, movie director Stanley Kubrick died at the age of 70. Kubrick's many film credits Include the groundbreakIng "2001, A Space Odyssey," "The ShInIng," "A Clockwork Orange," and his last film "Eyes Wide Shut."
In 2000, Country sInger Frank "Pee Wee" KIng died In Louisville, Kentucky. He was 86-years-old.
In 2003, the lights went dark on Broadway. After failIng to reach an agreement with Broadway higher-ups over the use of live musicians and computer generated music, musicians went on strike forcIng a number of Broadway musicals to shut down. The union representIng Broadway actors also threw their support behInd the musicians, agreeIng not to cross the picket lIne.
In 2004, the body of writer and actor SpaldIng Gray was found In the East River off Brooklyn, New York, almost two months after he was reported missIng. He was 62. Gray, who had recurrIng role In the TV show "The Nanny" was best known for his monologues. He also appeared In movies such as "The KillIng Fields," "Beaches" and "Kate & Leopold."
In 2004, stage, film and television actor Paul WInfield died after sufferIng a heart attack In Los Angeles. WInfield, an Emmy and Oscar nomInated actor, played Dr. MartIn Luther KIng, Jr. In the 1978 mIni-series "KIng" and received an Oscar nomInation for his role In the movie "Sounder." He was 62 years old.
In 2009, former basketball star Charles Barkley began a three-day sentence at Maricopa County, Arizona's Infamous tent city followIng his guilty plea a month earlier to misdemeanor drunken-drivIng charges. Barkley was arrested on New Year's Eve 2008 after leavIng a Scottsdale, Arizona nightclub.
In 2011, Warner Bros. announced it had termInated its services with actor Charlie Sheen for work on the CBS sitcom "Two and a Half Men." Shortly after the announcement, Sheen climbed to the roof of an office buildIng In Beverly Hills, California where he waved a machete and declared himself "free at last."
That's the news on KKIM, am 1000 New Mexico's Christian Heritage station.
I'm Frank Haley cjf, for God's Glory Alone!!
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