Good Morning  New Mexico,     

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

Look for sunny skies and cool weather today. cold again tonight.

Albuquerque                              High  51
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Now the news:

>>>With no indictment, chaos fills Ferguson streets

 FERGUSON, Mo.  -- ****Chaos returned to the streets of Ferguson, Mo  after a grand jury declined to indict a white police officer in the death of Michael Brown.... - a decision that enraged protesters who set fire to buildings and cars and looted businesses in the area where the un-armed, black 18-year-old was fatally shot.

Smoke billowed from some businesses this morning and shattered glass covered the sidewalks in front of others, but the streets in Ferguson are  mostly clear.

Monday night's destruction appeared to be much worse than protests after August's shootings, with more than a dozen businesses badly damaged or destroyed. Authorities reported hearing hundreds of gunshots, which for a time prevented fire crews from fighting the flames.

There were 61 arrests in Ferguson overnight, many for burglary and trespassing.

>>> The FEDS  to require calorie count, even at movies consession stands...

WASHINGTON — ***The Food and Drug Administration   announced sweeping rules Today that will require chain restaurants, movie theaters and pizza parlors across the nation to post calorie counts on their menus...... Health experts say the new requirements will help combat the country’s obesity epidemic by showing Americans just how many calories lurk in their favorite foods.

The rules are far broader than consumer health advocates had expected, covering food in vending machines and amusement parks, as well as certain prepared foods in supermarkets.

  Plane crash at Las Cruces Airport kills 1

LAS CRUCES, N.M.  - ***A plane   crashed at the Las Cruces Airport, killing a Texas pilot.....

The single-seat, propeller-driven aircraft went down about 1:15 p.m. Monday.

The pilot   29-year-old Lawrence Francis of El Paso died at the crash scene.

 The plane's engine was cutting in and out prior to the crash.

>>>>Man crawls from ravine days after fall brokes both legs

FARMINGTON, N.M.  - ****A man who broke both legs when he fell into a New Mexico ravine crawled out onto a highway nearly three days later and was helped by a passing  driver......

   48-year-old Jeffrey Darling had called authorities for help from his cellphone early Tuesday morning, but he couldn't tell them exactly where he had fallen and dispatchers lost contact with him when his phone's battery   died.

   Darling had vision problems and accidentally fell into the ravine. He was found Thursday about 300 yards from where he fell.


>>>Mexican boy who had massive tumor gets visit from Governor Martinez.....

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.   - ***An 11-year-old Mexican boy who had  a massive tumor removed and who drew international attention got a surprise visit in recovery this week.

 Governor Martinez visited Jose Antonio Ramirez Serrano   Monday a week after he underwent an 11-hour operation.

Doctors at U  N  M  Hospital   removed a significant portion of a watermelon-sized tumor but the boy still faces months of treatment.

In July 2012, U.S. Homeland Security Investigations assisted in picking up the boy and his parents from a neighborhood in Ciudad Juarez - one of the deadliest cities in the world due to drug cartels.

Martinez sought an extended visa for the boy to receive treatment in New Mexico.

<>>>Shiprock man gets prison in crash that killed 3

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.  - ****A Shiprock man has been sentenced to 30 years in federal prison after a drunken-driving accident   killed three people.....
 33-year-old Tillman   Begaye was facing up to life in prison after being convicted in May on three counts of second-degree murder.

 Begaye had two prior DWI convictions.

New Mexico commission makes Gila River decision

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -***** New Mexico's most powerful water planning commission has voted to take advantage of federal funding to build a diversion and storage system along the Gila River......

The Interstate Stream Commission also decided during a meeting Monday in Albuquerque that some of the money will go toward other projects aimed at stretching the drought-stricken region's water supplies.

The commission's vote comes after more than 200 meetings, volumes of public comment and a lawsuit that challenged the transparency of the planning process.

Under a 2004 settlement with Arizona, New Mexico is entitled to an average of about 4.5 billion gallons a year.

Supporters say New Mexico has a rare chance to develop a new source of water, but critics say the price tag of diversion could reach $1 billion.

NM scientist sentence in stolen research case

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - ***A former scientist at Sandia Corporation accused of taking government property to China has been sentenced to a year and one day in federal prison.....

The U.S. attorney's office in New Mexico announced Jianyu Huang's sentence Monday.

Huang, a Chinese citizen, was arrested in 2012 on a six-count indictment charging him with misusing government resources and equipment to conduct research for Chinese institutions. He ended up pleading guilty in August to charges that he made false statements to investigators and transported stolen property.

At the time of his arrest, Huang's attorney said his client had frequently collaborated with scientists from other countries while employed by Sandia's Center for Integrated Nanotechnologies.

Prosecutors say Huang did not have access to classified national security information and he was prohibited from bringing government-owned equipment on international trips without prior approval.

New Mexico State names new athletics director

LAS CRUCES, N.M.  - New Mexico State has a new athletics director.

President Garrey Carruthers introduced on Monday Southern Illinois athletics director Mario Moccia as the school's next athletics chief.

He was one of four finalists who interviewed with Carruthers in Las Cruces last week.

Moccia is a graduate of New Mexico State and was inducted into the school's Hall of Fame in 1998 after a standout baseball career as an Aggie.

Moccia will replace McKinley Boston whose contract was not extended beyond this year.

The school says Moccia will make $240,000 a year, plus incentives.

Ruling sides with Navajo presidential candidate

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - A Navajo Nation presidential candidate has won a round in a case challenging his qualifications.

Onetime presidential hopeful Myron McLaughlin sought to have Russell Begaye removed from the race.

McLaughlin says Begaye wrongfully benefited from Navajo Nation Oil and Gas Company funds and questioned Begaye's loyalty to the tribe.

The Navajo Office of Hearings and Appeals sided with Begaye in a ruling Monday. Hearing officer Richie Nez says Begaye's actions as a shareholder representative for the company did not constitute disloyalty. He also says Begaye received money he was owed for attending meetings.

McLaughlin's attorney, Brian Lewis, said he would appeal the ruling to the Navajo Supreme Court.

Begaye is set to face Joe Shirley Jr. for the tribe's top elected post.

>>>Hagel resignation comes at messy moment for US

 WASHINGTON  ****Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is resigning at a particularly tough time for U.S. foreign and defense policy, with one war ending, another just beginning and the Pentagon struggling with the prospect of deeper budget cuts ahead......

It also raises the prospect of policy shifts as President   Obama seeks to sign up his fourth Pentagon chief in six years.


Today is Tuesday, Nov. 25, the 329th day of 2014. There are 36 days left in the year.

Today's Highlights in History:

On Nov. 25, 1984, William Schroeder (SHRAY'-dur) of Jasper, Indiana, became the second man to receive a Jarvik-7 artificial heart, at Humana Hospital Audubon in Kentucky. (Schroeder lived 620 days on the device.) The Ethiopian famine relief song "Do They Know It's Christmas?" was recorded in London by the charity supergroup Band Aid.

On this date:

In 1783, the British evacuated New York, their last military position in the United States during the Revolutionary War.

In 1864, during the Civil War, Confederate agents set a series of arson fires in New York; the blazes were quickly extinguished.

In 1908, the first issue of The Christian Science Monitor was published.

In 1914, baseball Hall of Famer Joe DiMaggio was born in Martinez, California.

In 1920, radio station WTAW of College Station, Texas, broadcast the first play-by-play description of a football game, between Texas University and the Agricultural and Mechanical College of Texas. (Texas won, 7-3.)

In 1944, baseball commissioner Judge Kenesaw Mountain Landis died at age 78.

In 1957, President Dwight D. Eisenhower suffered a slight stroke.

In 1963, the body of President John F. Kennedy was laid to rest at Arlington National Cemetery; his widow, Jacqueline, lighted an "eternal flame" at the gravesite.

In 1974, former U.N. Secretary-General U Thant (oo thahnt) died in New York at age 65.

In 1986, the Iran-Contra affair erupted as President Ronald Reagan and Attorney General Edwin Meese revealed that profits from secret arms sales to Iran had been diverted to Nicaraguan rebels.

In 1999, 5-year-old Elian Gonzalez was rescued by a pair of sport fishermen off the coast of Florida, setting off an international custody battle.

In 2002, President George W. Bush signed legislation creating the Department of Homeland Security, and appointed Tom Ridge to be its head.

Ten years ago: Leading Sunni Muslim politicians in Iraq urged postponement of the January 30, 2005 national elections (however, the elections ended up taking place as scheduled). A man with a knife broke into a high school dormitory in Ruzhou, China, killing nine boys as they slept. (Chinese authorities later executed a 21-year-old man who confessed to the attack.)

Five years ago: Toyota said it would replace the gas pedals on 4 million vehicles in the United States because the pedals could get stuck in the floor mats and cause sudden acceleration.

One year ago: Pushing back against critics, President Barack Obama forcefully defended the temporary agreement to freeze Iran's disputed nuclear program, declaring that the United States "cannot close the door on diplomacy." Prosecutors closed their yearlong investigation into the shooting rampage at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, that claimed the lives of 26 victims; their report said the motive of gunman Adam Lanza, who also killed his mother and himself, might never be known.

Today's Birthdays: Actress Noel Neill is 94. Playwright Murray Schisgal is 88. Actress Kathryn Crosby is 81. Actor Matt Clark is 78. Actor Christopher Riordan is 77. Singer Percy Sledge is 74. Pro Football Hall of Fame coach Joe Gibbs is 74. Singer Bob Lind is 72. Author, actor and economist Ben Stein is 70. Actor John Larroquette is 67. Actor Tracey Walter is 67. Movie director Jonathan Kaplan is 67. Author Charlaine Harris is 63. Retired MLB All-Star Bucky Dent is 63. Dance judge Bruno Tonioli (TV: "Dancing with the Stars") is 59. Singer Amy Grant is 54. Former NFL quarterback Bernie Kosar is 51. Rock musician Eric Grossman (K's Choice) is 50. Rock singer Mark Lanegan is 50. Rock singer-musician Tim Armstrong is 49. Actor Steve Harris is 49. Actor Billy Burke is 48. Singer Stacy Lattisaw is 48. Rock musician Rodney Sheppard (Sugar Ray) is 48. Rapper-producer Erick Sermon is 46. Actress Jill Hennessy is 45. Actress Christina Applegate is 43. Actor Eddie Steeples is 41. Actress Kristian Nairn is 39. Former NFL quarterback Donovan McNabb is 38. Actor Jerry Ferrara is 35. Actor Joel Kinnaman is 35. Actress Valerie Azlynn is 34. Former first daughter Jenna Bush Hager is 33. Former first daughter Barbara Pierce Bush is 33. Actress Katie Cassidy is 28. Contemporary Christian singer Jamie Grace is 23.

Thought for Today: "The great man is he who does not lose his child's heart." — Mencius, Chinese philosopher (371 B.C.-289 B.C.).

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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