Good Morning New Mexico,     

I'm Frank Haley with news on KKIM am 1000  New Mexico's Christian Heritage Station on Friday
Oct.  24, 2014.   

Look for a sunny and mild day today, cool tonight.

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Now the news:

>>>Ebola crisis: Mali confirms first infection case

The Mali government has confirmed the first case of Ebola in the country.    Mali is a landlocked country in West Africa.

It said a two-year-old girl had tested positive for the haemorrhagic virus. She recently returned from neighbouring Guinea.

More than 4,800 people have died of Ebola - mainly in Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone - since March.

>>>>ISIS has reportedly struck the U.S. embassy in Baghdad

****On Tuesday the Islamist militant group ISIS  took credit for a mortar attack against the U. S.  embassy in Baghdad. The group bragged about the attack on social media, claiming that there were likely casualties.....
There's been no confirmation from U. S. officials on the attack.


>>>After 1st Ebola case in NYC, 3 others quarantined

 NEW YORK  -- ****A  doctor who became New York City's first Ebola patient was praised for getting treatment immediately upon showing symptoms  and health officials stressed that the nation's most populous city need not fear his wide-ranging travel in the days before his illness began......

 The doctor, Craig Spencer, a member of Doctors Without Borders, reported Thursday morning coming down with a 103-degree fever.  He's being treated in an isolation ward at Manhattan's Bellevue Hospital, a designated Ebola center.

>>>Officer critical but stable after hatchet attack

NEW YORK  -- ****A New York City police officer who suffered a serious head wound after being attacked by a hatchet-wielding man remains in critical but stable condition today.  ....

Another officer who was hit in the back of the head in the Thursday attack is in stable condition today.

The attacker was shot and killed by other  NY city  police officers.

<<>>Canadians seek to understand Parliament shooting

 OTTAWA, Ontario --*** Canadian Government leaders gathered in a show of resolution a day after a deadly attack on Canada's Parliament, as authorities sought to understand what motivated the man to storm the nation's seat of power.....

A day after the 32-year-old Canadian launched what the prime minister called a terrorist attack,  Michael   Zehaf-Bibeau - whose father was from Libya - may have lashed out in frustration over delays in getting a  passport.

Bibeau shot a soldier to death at Canada's national war memorial Wednesday, then stormed the Parliament building, where he was gunned down by the sergeant-at-arms.

The deadly attack was the second on Canadian soldiers in three days.

>>>All eyes on the sky for partial eclipse

(Albuquerque)  --   The only partial eclipse of the sun visible from North America for the next three years occurred Thursday, with 36 percent of the sun covered by Earth’s shadow during the deepest part of the eclipse around 4:40 p.m.

The New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science offered specially filtered telescopes for safe viewing in its observatory, and a partial view on a live video feed also showed some sun spots that recently appeared.

>>>Man shot in the head in Kit Carson Park

(Albuquerque)  -- **** Albuquerque police are searching for a man seen carrying a rifle while fleeing the scene of a shooting in  Kit Carson Park in southwest Albuquerque last  night.....

A  man was shot in the head in Kit Carson Park near Alcalde and Tingley Drive in southwest Albuquerque shortly before 9:45 last night.

When officers arrived on scene, witness said that a man carrying a rifle had fled the scene.  The shooting victim was transported to the hospital and was undergoing surgery early today.


>>>Mitt Romney to campaigned for New Mexico governor

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.  - ***Former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney made  a campaign stop in New Mexico yesterday  to help Gov. Susana Martinez's re-election efforts....

 The former Massachusetts governor   appeared Thursday at a fundraiser at a private residence in Albuquerque and at a public event in mid-afternoon at the governor's campaign headquarters in Abq.

Martinez is running against Democratic challenger Gary King in the general election.

Early voting continues through Nov. 1 at locations across the state.


>>>Albuquerque mayor wants action to keep police  officers

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.  - ***Albuquerque Mayor Richard Berry wants the city and the state to take action to prevent the loss of more than a 5th  of the city's police force to retirements over the next two years.....

Berry  said that the city stands to lose 200 officers.

The mayor wants the City Council to authorize pay increases of $6,000 to $12,000 for officers willing to postpone retirement for a year.

Berry wants the state to enact return-to-work legislation allowing retired police officers  to return to work at the same job after they retire,  Right now they can't do that.  

Today is Friday, Oct. 24, the 297th day of 2014. There are 68 days left in the year.

Today's Highlight in History:

On Oct. 24, 1939, Benny Goodman and His Orchestra recorded their signature theme, "Let's Dance," for Columbia Records in New York. DuPont began publicly selling its nylon stockings in Wilmington, Delaware.

On this date:

In 1537, Jane Seymour, the third wife of England's King Henry VIII, died 12 days after giving birth to Prince Edward, later King Edward VI.

In 1648, the Peace of Westphalia (west-FAY'-lee-uh) ended the Thirty Years War and effectively destroyed the Holy Roman Empire.

In 1861, the first transcontinental telegraph message was sent by Chief Justice Stephen J. Field of California from San Francisco to President Abraham Lincoln in Washington, D.C., over a line built by the Western Union Telegraph Co.

In 1936, the short story "The Devil and Daniel Webster" by Stephen Vincent Benet was published in The Saturday Evening Post.

In 1940, the 40-hour work week went into effect under the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938.

In 1952, Republican presidential candidate Dwight D. Eisenhower declared in Detroit, "I shall go to Korea" as he promised to end the conflict. (He made the visit over a month later.)

In 1962, a naval quarantine of Cuba ordered by President John F. Kennedy went into effect during the missile crisis.

In 1964, Northern Rhodesia became the independent Republic of Zambia.

In 1972, Hall of Famer Jackie Robinson, who'd broken Major League Baseball's color barrier in 1947, died in Stamford, Connecticut, at age 53.

In 1987, 30 years after it was expelled, the Teamsters union was welcomed back into the AFL-CIO. (However, the Teamsters disafilliated themselves from the AFL-CIO in 2005.)

In 1994, actor Raul Julia died in Manhasset, Long Island, New York, at age 54.

In 2002, authorities apprehended Army veteran John Allen Muhammad and teenager Lee Boyd Malvo near Myersville, Maryland, in the Washington-area sniper attacks. (Malvo was later sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole; Muhammad was sentenced to death and executed in 2009.)

Ten years ago: A plane owned by top NASCAR team Hendrick Motorsports crashed near Martinsville, Virginia, killing all 10 people aboard. A Russian-U.S. crew aboard a Soyuz capsule returned to Earth from the international space station in a pinpoint landing in Kazakhstan. Cardinal James A. Hickey, former archbishop of Washington, D.C., died at age 84. The Boston Red Sox beat the St. Louis Cardinals 6-2 for a 2-0 World Series lead. Arizona's Emmitt Smith broke Walter Payton's NFL record for 100-yard games rushing with his 78th.

Five years ago: Pakistani officials announced that their soldiers had captured Kotkai, the strategically located hometown of Pakistan's Taliban chief, Hakimullah Mehsud, and one of his top deputies, after fierce fighting.

One year ago: President Barack Obama made a plea for Republican cooperation on immigration, telling a White House event, "Rather than create problems, let's prove to the American people that Washington can actually solve some problems." In an apparent first, a majority-female officiating crew worked an NCAA college football game; head linesman Yvonda Lewis, line judge Tangela Mitchell, field judge Sebrina Brunson and back judge Krystle Apellaniz were part of the seven-person crew for the Division II game between Miles and Lane, which Miles won, 38-26. Former World Bank economist Augusto Odone, 80, who defied skeptical scientists to invent a treatment to try to save the life of his little boy wasting away from a neurological disease (and who was portrayed by Nick Nolte in the 1992 film "Lorenzo's Oil"), died in Aqui Terme, Italy.

Today's Birthdays: Football Hall-of-Famer Y.A. Tittle is 88. Rock musician Bill Wyman is 78. Actor F. Murray Abraham is 75. Movie director-screenwriter David S. Ward is 69. Actor Kevin Kline is 67. Former NAACP President Kweisi Mfume (kwah-EE'-see oom-FOO'-may) is 66. Country musician Billy Thomas (Terry McBride and the Ride) is 61. Actor Doug Davidson is 60. Actor B.D. Wong is 54. Singer Michael Trent (Americana duo Shovels & Rope) is 37. Rock musician Ben Gillies (Silverchair) is 35. Singer-actress Monica Arnold is 34. Actress-comedian Casey Wilson is 34. Rhythm-and-blues singer Adrienne Bailon (3lw) is 31. Actor Tim Pocock is 29. R&B singer-rapper-actor Drake is 28. Actress Shenae Grimes is 25. Actress Eliza Taylor is 25. Olympic gold medal gymnast Kyla Ross is 18.

Thought for Today: "You need not wonder whether you should have an unreliable person as a friend. An unreliable person is nobody's friend." — Idries Shah, Indian-born author (1924-1996).

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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