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  • Sarah Palin Speaks at HUGE Donald Trump Rally in Tulsa, OK (1-20-16 Video)

    01/20/2016 12:38:51 PM PST · by CedarDave · 69 replies
    Right Side Broadcasting ^ | January 20, 2016 | Right Side Broadcasting
    Wednesday, January 20, 2016: GOP Presidential front-runner Donald Trump held a massive campaign rally in Tulsa, OK at the Mabee Center. Mr. Trump brought former Alaska Governor and 2008 GOP Vice Presidential candidate Sarah Palin with him- and she spoke for about 20 minutes to a fired up crowd of an estimated 20,000 supporters.
  • Sarah Palin's Son Track: Arrested For Drunken Domestic Violence ... With A Gun

    01/19/2016 3:17:06 PM PST · by CedarDave · 238 replies
    TMZ ^ | January 19, 2016 | TMZ STAFF
    Sarah Palin's 26-year-old son Track was thrown in jail after cops say he drunkenly assaulted a woman while packin' heat. According to the Wasilla P.D., officers responded to a home Monday night after getting a 911 domestic violence call. It's unclear exactly what went down, but cops say Palin was drunk and had a firearm. They say he also interfered with the victim's ability to report the crime. Track was booked for assault, interfering with a domestic violence report and misconduct involving weapons. Story developing ...
  • Richardson cited in hit-and-run in Santa Fe (NM - Former governor)

    01/07/2016 3:25:13 PM PST · by CedarDave · 50 replies
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | January 6, 2016 | Edmundo Carrillo and T.S. Last
    SANTA FE - Former New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson was cited for following too closely and failing to report an accident after a hit-and-run fender bender in downtown Santa Fe on Wednesday morning. According to the police report, the accident occurred about 8:15 a.m. during wet, snowy conditions. Richardson rear-ended a vehicle driven by a Santa Fe woman while both were traveling east on Marcy Street at the intersection with Paseo de Peralta. The woman told the police a yellow Jeep hit her car from behind while she was stopped at a stop sign. The Jeep then hit her a...
  • Megyn Kelly claims Trump tried to 'woo' her before he announced he was running for president

    01/04/2016 11:28:44 AM PST · by CedarDave · 163 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | January 4, 2016 | Ashley Collman
    During his campaign, Donald Trump has ridiculed a lot of people but no one more than Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly, who called him out on his track record of sexist comments in the first Republican debate. Now Kelly is speaking out to say that the real estate mogul tried to win her over with some creepy correspondence before announcing his candidacy. In a cover interview with Vanity Fair magazine, the 45-year-old journalist says The Donald used to send her press clippings about her from time to time, signed with his name, and call to talk about segments he liked...
  • Missing girl found safe, lapel video released (ABQ carjacking 3-yr old)

    01/03/2016 7:02:50 PM PST · by CedarDave · 13 replies
    KRQE News 13, Albuquerque ^ | January 2, 2016, 10:01 pm Updated | Alex Goldsmith and Candace Hopkins
    ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) A three year old girl who was taken in a stolen car was found by police early Sunday morning after hours of searching. It all started at around 8:30 pm at the Smith's near Lomas and San Pedro. Police say the mother was filling up water jugs when a thief came up to the car and drove off with it. Three year old Caraline Leon-Alcocar was inside. That car was found by officers at the Saver's near Carlisle and Menaul, but the little girl was not found with it, sparking an Amber Alert and a citywide search. Caraline...
  • ‘He just kept hitting me’ — until she shot him (NM-Abused wife found guilty, faces jail)

    12/09/2015 1:10:03 PM PST · by CedarDave · 44 replies
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | December 8th, 2015 | Joline Gutierrez Krueger
    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - He wouldn't stop hitting her. Thunk. Thunk. Thunk. He jabbed her forehead with his meaty hand, she said, his fingers like sledgehammers, her head snapping back and forth so violently she thought she would pass out. Or worse. "It hurt," Marlina James said. "It just hurt so bad. I just wanted it to stop. I kept asking him to stop. 'Please stop,' I kept saying. 'Leave me alone,' I said. Honest to God, I couldn't take it anymore. He just kept hitting me and hitting me." James, 36, tells her story in the office of her lawyer,...
  • ‘Welcome Holm,’ Holly (Albuquerque welcomes back UFC world champion)

    12/07/2015 2:34:51 PM PST · by CedarDave · 22 replies
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | December 6, 2015 | Katy Barnitz
    Thousands lined the streets of Downtown Albuquerque on Sunday to celebrate hometown hero Holly Holm, the Duke City native who took down Ronda Rousey in November to claim the UFC Women's Bantamweight Championship. New Mexico waited patiently in the weeks after the fight to welcome home "The Preacher's Daughter," who upset Rousey with a second-round knockout in Australia on Nov. 14 and toured about the country following the win. And at Sunday's parade in her honor, it was clear that the post-fight excitement among Burquenos hadn't waned in the slightest. Fans showed up in droves, many wearing Holm T-shirts or...
  • (NM) Governor Martinez opposes fed plan to accept more Syrian refugees

    11/16/2015 8:35:14 PM PST · by CedarDave · 20 replies
    KRQE News 13 Albuquerque ^ | November 16, 2015 | AP
    New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez says she’s opposed to the Obama administration’s plan to accept any more Syrian refugees until there’s a clear plan in place to properly vet and place them. "The Governor strongly opposes the Obama Administration’s plan to accept more Syrian refugees until there is a very clear plan in place to properly vet and place the refugees, and the voices of governors and the public can be heard."
  • Appeals court rejects challenge to California death penalty

    11/12/2015 10:17:58 AM PST · by CedarDave · 4 replies
    Associated Press ^ | November 12, 2015 | BRIAN MELLEY
    LOS ANGELES (AP) - A federal appeals court has reversed a lower court ruling that found California's death penalty was unconstitutional because of excessive delays.
  • Cold sun rising

    11/11/2015 2:17:45 PM PST · by CedarDave · 28 replies
    The Nation ^ | November 11, 2015 | Sam Khoury
    New studies flip climate-change notions upside down The sun will go into "hibernation" mode around 2030, and it has already started to get sleepy. At the Royal Astronomical Society's annual meeting in July, Professor Valentina Zharkova of Northumbria University in the UK confirmed it - the sun will begin its Maunder Minimum (Grand Solar Minimum) in 15 years. Other scientists had suggested years ago that this change was imminent, but Zharkova's model is said to have near-perfect accuracy. So what is a "solar minimum"? Our sun doesn't maintain a constant intensity. Instead, it cycles in spans of approximately 11 years....
  • Government contractors brace for Real ID (NM-Legacy of illegals issued driver's licenses)

    11/10/2015 10:41:21 AM PST · by CedarDave · 18 replies
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | November 9, 2015 | Kevin Robinson-Avila
    Robert Rubin, president and CEO of Lovelace Respiratory Research Institute, says the federal government's decision to clamp down on the use of New Mexico driver's licenses to access federal facilities starting in January could potentially shut down his 600-employee business. He's not alone. "This could just be a disaster for a company like mine," said Bill Miera, president and CEO of the 143-employee engineering firm Fiore, which manages research and development contracts with Sandia National Laboratories and with the Air Force Research Laboratory at Kirtland Air Force Base. "If we couldn't get on base, we'd have to stop work, because...
  • Bill Nye demolishes climate deniers: “The single most important thing is .... climate change."

    11/08/2015 12:47:28 PM PST · by CedarDave · 124 replies
    Salon ^ | November 6, 2015 | Sean Illling
    On Nov. 10, Bill Nye will release a new book titled “Unstoppable.” As only Bill Nye can, he uses the book to explain the science behind climate change, debunks popular myths, and asks readers to take action in their own lives to create a sustainable future. The book is shot through with optimism, but Nye has no illusions about what lies ahead. The message is simple: Climate change is real; humans are causing it; and we have no choice but to build a better and cleaner world. Salon spoke with Nye about his new book and about his broader intentions....
  • Appeals court rules arrest of ABQ family was illegal (Cops mistook Ford P/U for Chevy sedan)

    11/02/2015 3:17:05 PM PST · by CedarDave · 24 replies
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | November 2, 2015 | Scott Sandlin
    Elementary school principal Stephen Maresca was heading home from hiking in the Sandias with his wife, three children and their dog when the family was arrested by armed deputies after a rookie Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Office deputy typed in a wrong license plate number. Responding officers had the couple and their children exit the truck, walk backward with their hands up and lie face-down on the pavement. The officers aimed firearms at the parents and children, including two boys ages 17 and 14 and a 9-year-old girl, according to a summary of evidence in an opinion by the 10th Circuit...
  • Nuke labs in New Mexico weigh requiring passports for entry

    10/29/2015 1:35:03 PM PDT · by CedarDave · 18 replies
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | October 29, 2015 | Russell Contreras, AP
    Two nuclear research labs would require visitors to show passports or other forms of identification if New Mexico does not comply with tougher U.S. regulations for driver’s licenses, creating uncertainty in a state that grants IDs to immigrants regardless of their legal status. Los Alamos National Laboratory, the nation’s premier nuclear weapons lab, said late Wednesday that visitors would need U.S. passports for entry if the state does not start mandating proof of legal U.S. residency for driver’s license applicants, a requirement under the federal REAL ID Act. Sandia Labs also said they would need an alternative government-issued form of...
  • Officer Daniel Webster dies (2nd ABQ area officer since May)

    10/29/2015 12:46:26 PM PDT · by CedarDave · 13 replies
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | October 29, 2015 | Nicole Perez and Robert Browman
    The Albuquerque police officer shot and critically injured during a traffic stop last week succumbed to his injuries early Thursday morning after a week-long battle for his life, according to Police Chief Gorden Eden. Officer Daniel Webster, 47, an 8-year-veteran of the department, had been on life support without brain function at University of New Mexico Hospital since Wednesday, his stepfather John Hanafin said. Eden said Webster was “a true hero and guardian of our community and nation.” He died at 2:15 a.m., according to Hanafin. Davon Lymon, 34, allegedly fired six shots at Webster and then fled into a...
  • Marco Rubio on 3rd GOP debate, exchange with Bush on attendance

    10/29/2015 11:13:36 AM PDT · by CedarDave · 29 replies
    CBS "This Morning" ^ | October 29, 2015 | CBS News
    Florida Sen. Marco Rubio had an impressive showing at Wednesday night's third GOP presidential debate. Rubio defended his Senate attendance record after an attack from his former mentor and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush. He also took aim at Hillary Clinton, saying the former secretary of state lied about Benghazi to try to help President Obama's re-election campaign. Rubio joins "CBS This Morning" from Colorado to discuss his performance and the state of the race.
  • Lilly laid to rest on a bed of clouds (4-yr old victim of road rage in ABQ)

    10/28/2015 10:56:32 AM PDT · by CedarDave · 15 replies
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | October 27, 2015 | Elise Kaplan
    Surrounded by pallbearers and leading a crowd of mourners, Veronica and Alan Garcia walked with their 4-year-old daughters tiny casket as it was wheeled to a white hearse outside a North Valley church. They embraced one another and sobbed for their daughter, Iliana Lilly Rose Garcia, who was shot and killed in an apparent road rage incident last week. Hundreds of people stood shoulder to shoulder with them, crying outside the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church at Alameda and Fourth Street after Lillys funeral Mass on Tuesday morning. Flowers, wreaths and posters bearing pictures of Lilly and...
  • Volatile times loom for NMs oil patch

    10/28/2015 10:21:32 AM PDT · by CedarDave · 8 replies
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | October 26, 2015 | Kevin Robinson-Avila
    New Mexicos oil and gas industry is bracing for another round of volatile ups and downs in crude prices that could push the market and ultimately production in the southeastern part of the state to its lowest point in more than a decade. The industry has already been battered by steep price declines over the past year that cut the price of crude from more than a $100 a barrel in mid-2014 to about $44 now. Thats led to thousands of layoffs in New Mexicos oil patch in the southeastern part of the state and, to a lesser...
  • Notice of Cessation of Service Effective 12/01/2015 for Shipments of PIH Commodities [NS Railroad]

    10/20/2015 4:00:49 PM PDT · by CedarDave · 24 replies
    Norfolk Southern Corporation ^ | October 20, 2015 | Norfolk-Southern
    October 20, 2015 Norfolk Southern Railway Company and its rail operating subsidiaries (NSR) will no longer accept shipments of Poisonous-Inhalation-Hazard (PIH) commodities, effective Dec. 1, 2015. PIH commodities in transit on Dec. 1, 2015 will be delivered to destination by Dec. 31, 2015. Starting on December 1, 2015, NS will not pull PIH loads or residual cars from a facility on NS and will not accept such cars at interchange. As to traffic requiring interchange with a connecting railroad, the effective date of this cessation of service shall be accelerated as necessary to comply with any earlier cessation of service...
  • The truth about Windows 7 and 8.1 'spy patches' KB 3068708, 3022345, 3075249, 3080149

    09/14/2015 1:05:28 PM PDT · by CedarDave · 34 replies
    InfoWorld ^ | September 9, 2015 | Woody Leonhard
    Conspiracy theories are gaining steam as accusations about Microsoft "spy patches" heat up. But a much larger part of the story may sound familiar to any experienced Windows or Office user. The tinfoil ball started rolling on Aug. 24, when Sergey Tkachenko at Winaero.com published an incendiary discovery: Four recent Windows 7 and 8.1 patches -- KB 3022345, 3068708, 3075249, and 3080149 -- were sending a potful of data to Microsoft's servers. In at least one case, the spying patches transmit data through hard-coded servers, bypassing the Hosts file and making it even harder to block their activity. On Aug....
  • Its a game of cat and mouse (Desert illegals & drug runners in NM; must see photo)

    07/27/2015 11:54:34 AM PDT · by CedarDave · 21 replies
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | July 27, 2015 | Lauren Villagran
    Andrew Arredondo clicks through hundreds of black-and-white photos on his computer at the Hidalgo County Sheriffs Office in Lordsburg, pausing to point out pea-sized shadows. If you didnt know what to look for, youd miss them. But in the green cross hairs of the photos snapped with his long-range thermal-image camera, there they are: drug mules trudging across one of the Bootheels four mountain ranges. In the middle of the night. With no light but the moon. Carrying swollen loads of dope on their backs. Chances are the shadows have been walking for days. Chances are their destination is I-10,...
  • Alleged accomplice of man killed by ex-CNN staffer charged with murder (ABQ update)

    07/09/2015 12:08:18 PM PDT · by CedarDave · 30 replies
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | July 9, 2015 | Nicole Perez
    A man who police say was part of a group who targeted two former CNN staffers at an Albuquerque Motel 6 and gave shooter Tomorio Walton a gun to rob them was arrested Thursday morning. Walton tried to rob Lynne Russell, former CNN anchor, and her husband Chuck de Caro, a former CNN reporter, the night of June 30 while they were staying at a Motel 6 near Coors and Iliff NW. Walton fired at de Caro, and de Caro returned fire, killing Walton, according to an arrest warrant affidavit. De Caro hasnt been charged. Instead, Waltons accomplice, 30-year-old Skyy...
  • Holistic cardiologist in Santa Fe accused of fraud

    07/02/2015 5:16:52 PM PDT · by CedarDave · 4 replies
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | July 2, 2015 | Mark Oswald
    SANTA FE Dr. Roy G. Heilbron, 51, a self-described holistic cardiologist in Santa Fe, has been charged with health care fraud and wire fraud in a 24-count federal indictment. The indictment, announced Wednesday by the U.S. Attorneys Office in Albuquerque, alleges that Heilbron executed a scheme to defraud Medicare and other health care benefit programs from January 2010 to May 2011 by submitting false and fraudulent claims. Heilbron entered a not-guilty plea in federal court Wednesday and was released on his own recognizance. His medical license had been suspended by the New Mexico Medical Board for three months last...
  • Former CNN journalist kills man in shootout at NW Albuquerque motel

    07/01/2015 1:42:23 PM PDT · by CedarDave · 83 replies
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | July 1, 2015 | Robert Browman and Nicole Perez
    A former CNN reporter shot and killed a man who allegedly tried to rob him and his wife at a northwest Albuquerque motel room Tuesday night. Chuck de Caro, who is married to former CNN Headline News anchor Lynne Russell, has worked as an investigative reporter for CNN and other news organizations. The couple was staying at the Motel 6 at 6015 Iliff NW while on their way to California. According to Russells account, de Caro was struck three times in the firefight before shooting and killing the offender, who hasnt been identified by police. De Caro was taken to...
  • State Supreme Court calls for reasonable bonds (NM judges -let the killers walk free!)

    06/12/2015 8:49:33 AM PDT · by CedarDave · 14 replies
    KOAT-TV, Albuquerque ^ | June 12, 2015 | Nancy Laflin
    At a time when New Mexico judges are under fire for not being tougher on suspected criminals, the state Supreme Court is telling them to give suspects more rights. Even some suspects accused of murder would be allowed the chance to get out of jail on lower bonds, or no bond at all. The high court said Walter Brown's case is the reason. In 2011, Brown was accused of fatally stabbing a man in the heart. A judge set his bond at $250,000. According to court records, he sat behind bars for more than two years awaiting trial. But last...
  • Politics Notebook: Martinez strategist to lead Jeb Bushs campaign; Land Office official quits (NM)

    06/10/2015 8:32:49 AM PDT · by CedarDave · 5 replies
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | June 10, 2015 | Dan Boyd
    A Republican strategist with ties to Gov. Susana Martinez has been selected as Jeb Bushs presidential campaign manager. Danny Diaz, who has worked on and off for Martinezs political operation for the past five-plus years, was tapped for the new job this week in a surprise move, according to The Washington Post. The Washington, D.C.-based Diaz has worked as a press consultant and adviser for Martinez. He played an active role in the governors 2014 re-election campaign and spent time in New Mexico helping with her inaugural events. Despite Martinezs insistence she is not interested in national office, might the...
  • Californias largest lake is slipping away amid an epic drought

    05/29/2015 11:06:23 AM PDT · by CedarDave · 49 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | May 28, 2015 | Todd C. Frankel
    The Salton Sea is the largest lake in California, 360 square miles of unlikely liquid pooled in the middle of the Sonoran Desert. Now the sea is slipping away. The Salton Sea needs more water but so does just about every other place in California. And what is happening here perfectly illustrates the fight over water in the West, where epic drought has revived decades-old battles and the simple solutions have all been tried. Allowing the Salton Sea to shrink unabated would be catastrophic, experts say. Dried lake bed, called playa, is lighter and flies farther than ordinary soil....
  • [NM] Blue Cross seeking 51 percent premium hike (Obamacare cost fallout)

    05/28/2015 9:23:09 AM PDT · by CedarDave · 20 replies
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | May 28, 2015 | Jessica Dyer
    Citing higher-than-expected costs, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New Mexico wants to raise premiums by an average of 51.6 percent on individual Affordable Care Act plans in 2016. The company made the request in a preliminary rate proposal filed with New Mexico Insurance Superintendent John Franchini. Blue Cross and Blue Shield which insures an estimated 600,000 people statewide said the proposal affects an estimated 35,000 customers who signed up for qualified individual health plans through the New Mexico Health Insurance Exchange, but also those who bought the same plans off the exchange. Franchini has the final authority...
  • Law journal publishes special issue examining Breaking Bad

    05/20/2015 3:35:41 PM PDT · by CedarDave · 17 replies
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | May 19, 2015 | Mike Bush
    The New Mexico Law Review is devoting its entire spring issue to eight contemporary legal issues as seen through the entertaining but nonetheless very serious lens of a Breaking Bad perspective. Eight articles and essays include analyses of criminal procedure, a hypothetical arrest of Walter White, attorney-client communications, police practices, the war on drugs, and morality and the law. The Law Review, edited by University of New Mexico School of Law students, is due out Friday. An electronic version already has been posted online at lawschool.unm.edu/nmlr/current-issue.php. The Law Reviews faculty adviser, Professor Dave Sidhu, described the issue as creative...
  • Amtrak Ordered to Modify Signal System Following Deadly Crash

    05/16/2015 8:53:05 AM PDT · by CedarDave · 12 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 16, 2015 | Fox News
    The Federal Railroad Administration has reportedly ordered Amtrak to modify its signal system to protect against speeding around sharp curves along the Northeast Corridor, including the one where a train derailed Tuesday night killing eight people. The Wall Street Journal , citing a person familiar with the matter, reports Amtrak will change its current automatic braking system to protect against speeding trains at the curve where Northeast Regional Train 188 in Philadelphia derailed. National Transportation Safety Board member Robert Sumwalt said Thursday that such a circuit would have prevented the Amtrak derailment Tuesday.
  • Amtrak Train May Have Been Struck Before It Derailed, Officials Say

    05/15/2015 4:26:37 PM PDT · by CedarDave · 8 replies
    The New York Times ^ | May 15, 2015 | DAVE PHILIPPS and EMMA G. FITZSIMMONS
    An assistant conductor on the Amtrak train that derailed on Tuesday believes she heard the engineer tell another regional train operator in a radio transmission that the train had been struck by something just before the accident, according to the National Transportation Safety Board. At a news conference on Friday, Robert L. Sumwalt, the safety board official who is leading the investigation, said the F.B.I. had been asked to examine what he described as a fist-size impact area found on the lower left side of the trains windshield. Officials said that the F.B.I. had been called in because it has...
  • New Mexicos commuter rail line faces financial burdens (Richardson's railroad: Expensive legacy)

    05/08/2015 1:13:10 PM PDT · by CedarDave · 36 replies
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | May 7, 2015 | Vik Jolly , AP
    When launched in 2006, a New Mexico commuter rail line that would connect Albuquerque and Santa Fe was hailed by supporters as a progressive step toward taking people out of cars and putting them on the train. But as impressive a feat as it was for a poor states huge foray into mass public transit, it comes at a price: The train earned $2.8 million last fiscal year in fares from more than a million riders but cost $28.4 million to operate. And even bigger amounts of red ink are looming over the horizon. Now the question of whether the...
  • DEA agents left college student in cell for five days, receive light punishments

    05/06/2015 5:13:54 PM PDT · by CedarDave · 17 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | May 06, 2015 | CJ Ciaramella/Washington Free Beacon
    The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) agents who left a 23-year-old UC San Diego student locked in a holding cell for five days without food or water received only light punishments, according to the Justice Department. In a Friday letter to Sen. Chuck Grassley (R., Iowa), the Justice Department revealed that, of the six DEA agents involved in the near-fatal incident, four received letters of reprimand and two were given week-long suspensions without pay. In 2012, DEA agents detained University of California San Diego student Daniel Chong following a raid on his friends house, where Chong had gone to smoke marijuana....
  • DEA to traveler: Thanks, Ill take that cash

    05/06/2015 4:29:37 PM PDT · by CedarDave · 47 replies
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | May 6, 2015 | Joline Gutierrez Krueger
    Maybe he should have taken travelers checks. But its too late for that now. All the money $16,000 in cash that Joseph Rivers said he had saved and relatives had given him to launch his dream in Hollywood is gone, seized during his trip out West not by thieves but by Drug Enforcement Administration agents during a stop at the Amtrak train station in Albuquerque. An incident some might argue is still theft, just with the governments blessing. Rivers, 22, wasnt detained and has not been charged with any crime since his money was taken last month. That...
  • Salt Lake City Bishop named new Archbishop of Santa Fe

    04/28/2015 9:40:45 AM PDT · by CedarDave · 7 replies
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | April 27, 2015 | Olivier Uyttebrouck
    New Mexicans on Monday had their first glimpse of Archbishop-elect of Santa Fe John C. Wester, who declared his commitment to serve the poor, reform a broken immigration system and to work with others to strengthen the common good. The bishop of Salt Lake City since 2007, Wester will become the leader of an estimated 300,000 Roman Catholics in New Mexico on June 4 when he is installed as the 12th Archbishop of Santa Fe at the Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi in Santa Fe. He will succeed Archbishop of Santa Fe Michael Sheehan, who will step down...
  • White House Correspondent's Dinner 2015 (Live thread)

    04/25/2015 4:05:35 PM PDT · by CedarDave · 274 replies
    CSPAN.org ^ | April 25, 2015 | C-SPAN
    A Red-carpet of liberals arriving with their correspondent escort.
  • Fracking boom creates jobs for women but only as prostitutes and maids, activist claims

    04/20/2015 3:43:54 PM PDT · by CedarDave · 52 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | April 20, 2015 | Valerie Richardson
    A key figure behind New Yorks statewide ban on hydraulic fracturing says that losing out on oil and gas jobs is no big deal because the industry only creates work for women as prostitutes and hotel maids. In an April 6 lecture at the University of Pittsburgh, biologist Sandra Steingraber of New Yorkers Against Fracking described the fight over oil and natural gas development as a feminist issue. Fracking as an industry serves men. Ninety-five percent of the people employed in the gas fields are men. When we talk about jobs, were talking about jobs for men, and we need...
  • 'Muppets' Revived at ABC With 'Big Bang Theory' Co-Creator

    04/03/2015 5:09:02 PM PDT · by CedarDave · 25 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | April 3, 2015 | Lesley Goldberg
    It may be time to light the lights. ABC is filming a proof of concept for a revival of The Muppets, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. The Big Bang Theory co-creator Bill Prady is co-writing the script for a pilot presentation that sources say could be unspooled at May's upfront presentation to Madison Avenue advertisers. Sources tell THR that the project, if all goes well, could go straight to series. Bob Kushell (Anger Management, 3rd Rock From the Sun) will also co-write and is attached to serve as showrunner, with Wilfred's Randall Einhorn attached to exec produce and direct the...
  • Chicago Robbers Appear to Copy Mexican Cartel Roadblock Tactics

    04/01/2015 2:26:02 PM PDT · by CedarDave · 28 replies
    Breitbart Texas ^ | April 1, 2015 | Ildefonso Ortiz
    A group of robbers on the south side of Chicago appear to have taken a page out of the Gulf Cartel or Los Zetas manual for setting up roadblocks in order to carry out violent robberies. Just last week a group of three or four robbers have used a construction area in the citys south side to set up roadblocks as a trap for motorists. Once the motorists stop, they were assaulted and robbed, UPI news reported. The practice bears a striking similarity to a practice already established by both the Gulf Cartel and Los Zetas who set up roadblocks...
  • City puts hold on adoptions of certain dogs (Albuquerque)

    04/01/2015 8:44:32 AM PDT · by CedarDave · 25 replies
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | April 1, 2015 | Colleen Heild
    The citys Animal Welfare Department is putting a moratorium on adopting out dogs that have failed behavior tests and has begun contacting owners of potentially dangerous dogs adopted over the last year, Albuquerque Mayor Richard Berry said Tuesday. This is an urgent situation, he said in a Journal interview. This is a big deal. The mayor also reiterated his confidence in the departments director, Barbara Bruin, saying he was confident she would make whatever changes were needed in the interest of public safety. Bruin came under heavy criticism in a complaint to the city Office of Inspector General, which alleged...
  • Complaint: Dangerous dogs being released by city (Albuquerque)

    04/01/2015 8:43:50 AM PDT · by CedarDave · 15 replies
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | March 31, 2015 | Colleen Heild
    They have names like Pappy, Taz and Smokey pleasant names to make them better candidates for adoption. But these and dozens of other dogs adopted out of the city of Albuquerques animal shelter last year have something else in common: They have killed and maimed other pets, bitten children, attacked their handlers or displayed other signs of aggression. In more than 100 cases last year, the Albuquerque Animal Welfare Department has allowed the dogs to be adopted by families or returned to their owners even though they flunked nationally recognized standardized tests that showed the animals had dangerous tendencies....
  • USDA bans viral Arizona llamas from appearing in public (Feds prevent photos)

    03/30/2015 4:44:44 PM PDT · by CedarDave · 26 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | March 28, 2015 | Nicole Hensley
    The trail-blazing escape artists known as Kahkneeta and Laney are prohibited from making public appearances after their owners were contacted by the U.S. Department of Agriculture with bad news. USDA officials revealed Bub Bullis and Karen Freund lacked the proper permits to show the animals off at public events, like the senior home show-and-tell they escaped on Feb. 26 in Sun City, Ariz. "They just totally destroyed everything I had planned for my retirement," Freund told the Associated Press. "We've taken them to schools before. Now they're telling me I can't do anything, even like a photo shoot."
  • Man shoots himself in head at shooting range, police say (Albuquerque)

    03/30/2015 2:10:00 PM PDT · by CedarDave · 29 replies
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | March 30, 2015 | Nicole Perez and Elise Kaplan
    A man walked into Calibers shooting range, rented a gun and shot himself in the head with it Monday, according to the Albuquerque Police Department. He died at a local hospital. Police say the man used a gun rented from the indoor range, which is near Washington and I-40, to commit suicide. Tanner Tixier, a spokesman for APD, said police believe he shot himself in the head. Doctors found a suicide note in his pocket. His identity has not been released.
  • Kerry Warns US Ambassadors They Will Be Dealing With Climate Refugees In Not-Too-Distant Future

    03/27/2015 4:35:09 PM PDT · by CedarDave · 59 replies
    CBS DC ^ | March 26, 2015 | CBSDC
    WASHINGTON (CBSDC) Secretary of State John Kerry warns U.S. ambassadors that they will be dealing with climate refugees in the not-too-distant future. Kerry told U.S. ambassadors at the Global Chiefs of Mission Conference in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday about the threat climate change poses around the world. Therell be climate refugees that all of you will be coping with at some point, if not now, in the not-too-distant future, Kerry said. Ninety-seven percent of all the scientists for 20 years tell us unequivocally that this is happening and happening now, and humans are causing it, and we have a...
  • Six Flags to cut 18,000 trees to go solar

    03/27/2015 4:22:26 PM PDT · by CedarDave · 43 replies
    My Fox NY.com ^ | March 27, 2015 | AP
    JACKSON, N.J. (AP) - A theme park plans to cut down more than 18,000 trees for the construction of what it says will be the largest solar farm in New Jersey. Park President John Fitzgerald said in a statement that solar power will significantly reduce the park's reliance on fossil fuels.
  • Army Special Operations Command pushes back against alarmist claims about upcoming exercise

    03/26/2015 11:05:22 AM PDT · by CedarDave · 102 replies
    Stars and Stripes ^ | March 21, 2015 | Jon Harper
    WASHINGTON U.S. Army Special Operations Command is pushing back against alarmist claims that an upcoming U.S. military exercise is a preparation for imposing martial law or subduing right-leaning groups and individuals. Conspiracy theories about the exercise, known as JADE HELM 15, appeared online this week. Some commentators railing against the event referred to an online slide show allegedly created by USASOC, which outlined a special operations exercise slated to take place across multiple states, outside the confines of U.S. military bases. In the slide show, a map of the southwest region of the United States labels Texas and other...
  • Romney's former campaign manager on leading fight for 2016

    03/22/2015 1:31:33 PM PDT · by CedarDave · 15 replies
    Fox News Sunday - Power Player ^ | March 22, 2015 | Fox News Sunday
    Matt Rhoades has made a name for himself in the Republican ranks, serving as Mitt Romney's campaign manager and the research director for George W. Bush's 2004 campaign before that. As the race for the White House heats up, Chris sits down with Rhoades to discuss his latest venture, heading up the conservative opposition research group "America Rising," as our Power Player of the Week.
  • Ferry trapped in ice off Nova Scotia since Wednesday with 40 aboard

    03/20/2015 10:53:07 AM PDT · by CedarDave · 43 replies
    Banger Daily News ^ | March 20, 2015 | CBC News
    Forty passengers are still stuck aboard the MV Blue Puttees in the ice off Cape Breton. The Marine Atlantic ferry, which connects Nova Scotia to Newfoundland, has been there since Wednesday afternoon. The Louis S. St-Laurent the largest icebreaker in the Canadian Coast Guards fleet has been trying to remove the vessel but so far hasnt had any luck. The ice is so pressurized and thick right now in that area they are unable to get through the ice as well. ... Marine Atlantic spokesperson Darrell Mercer said. This year, [ice] moved in early to mid-February, and it...
  • Was Hillary Clinton running her own rogue intel operation? (WA Times story)

    03/19/2015 12:35:47 PM PDT · by CedarDave · 28 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | March 19, 2015 | Monica Crowley
    We all know that the only reason you would deliberately and premeditatedly set up a private email address and server is to have total control over your communications to keep people away from those communications and to retain the ability to edit and delete your content. In Hillary Clintons case, given her long history of concealment and duplicity, total control was the systems purpose, not to keep track of Chelseas bridal gift registry. A story originally reported in 2013 (and little-noticed at the time) may offer a deeper dimension to the reasons she wanted this control and it...
  • Denver company's tests on wine triggers lawsuit (Arsenic in CA wines)

    03/19/2015 9:18:05 AM PDT · by CedarDave · 23 replies
    Denver Business Journal ^ | March 19, 2015 | Staff, DBJ
    A lawsuit is expected to be filed in California today over the amount of arsenic in some of the best-selling wines in the country. CBS News reports laboratory testing by Denver's BeverageGrades found some wines have as much as time times the maximum level of arsenic the Environmental Protection Agency allows for drinking water. The EPA doesn't regulate wine as it does water, and there are no federal labeling requirements to disclose what's in wine.