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  • Diamond Drive construction stops for season

    Commuters get a much-needed reprieve from Diamond Drive roadwork as the project winds down for the season. 

    “The first part of Phase 4 is essentially complete,” said Pavement Division Manager Tom Roach. “Phase 5, which is the utilities portion, ran pretty much concurrently with Phase 4 and as of this week is substantially complete as well. We’ve got one more stretch of the project to complete from where we are now to the Omega Bridge starting next spring.”

  • Obama to visit NM families Tuesday

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — President Barack Obama plans to meet with an Albuquerque family at their home before hosting a discussion on the economy with other families from the area when he visits Tuesday.

    Obama has already met with families in Virginia and Ohio to listen to their concerns and to discuss specific ways to jump-start job creation and strengthen the middle class.

    After Albuquerque, Obama will travel to Des Moines, Iowa, and Richmond, Virginia, for more conversations with families.

  • A date with Mars

    A laser instrument made in Los Alamos and meant for Mars has completed the first leg of its journey — over land — to the Jet Propulsion Laboratory.
    Next year, the instrument called the ChemCam will be on the Red Planet, helping to find out what elements are in Mars’ rocks and soil from a distance of 23 feet from Curiosity, the new rover.

  • Trinity Site open for tour Oct. 2

    WHITE SANDS MISSILE RANGE (AP) — The southern New Mexico desert site where scientists set off the world’s first atomic bomb test in 1945 opens for tours the first Saturday in October.
    All adults visiting Trinity Site on White Sands Missile Range must show a photo ID.
    Visitors can take a quarter-mile walk to ground zero, where an obelisk marks where the bomb was exploded.
    The fence surrounding the area displays historical photos.

  • Obama: 9-11 comments ‘offensive’

    NEW YORK (AP) — President Barack Obama on Friday condemned as “offensive” and “hateful” the suggestion of Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad that the 9-11 attacks might have been orchestrated by the U.S. government.
    The president’s remarks in an interview with BBC Persian Television came a day after the Iranian leader included the incendiary comment in his speech to the U.N. General Assembly. It prompted a walkout by the U.S. delegation and others.

  • Amgen recalls anemia drugs due to glass flakes

    TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Amgen Inc. is recalling some lots of its blockbuster Epogen and Procrit anemia treatments because the injected drugs may contain glass flakes that could cause blood clots, swelling of veins, immune system reactions and other problems.
    The Thousand Oaks, Calif., biotechnology company says the flakes are barely visible in most cases, and they have fielded no complaints or reports about problems that can be directly tied to them. Patients experiencing problems should contact their doctor.

  • Missing woman found alive

    LAS VEGAS, N.M. – The New Mexico State Police have received word from authorities in Montana confirming that missing woman Robin Parrot was OK.

    New Mexico police will work with authorities in Montana to see how she ended up there and if criminal activity is involved.

    Parrot, 35, of Sapello, N.M. went missing in the Sapello area on or around Sept. 16.

    She is described as a pregnant 5’ 2” tall Anglo female, weighing approximately 115 pounds.

  • Virginia puts woman to death

    JARRATT, Va. (AP) — Teresa Lewis spent the last days before her execution as she had spent one side of her life — singing hymns and praying. That devotion to Christianity, by her own admission, was countered by outrageous bouts of sex and betrayal.

  • Last two F-16s to depart New Mexico’s 150th fighter wing

    SANTA FE — The last two F-16 Fighting Falcons are scheduled to leave the New Mexico Air National Guard’s 150th Fighter Wing on Kirtland Air Force Base for their final flights at 10 a.m. Sunday.
    As part of the FY 2010 Combat Air Force Restructure, the 21 aircraft assigned to the 150th FW have been reallocated to other Air National Guard units in the District of Columbia and Vermont.  
    The F-16s were first introduced into the New Mexico Air National Guard in 1992 and have supported several deployments.

  • State News at a Glance 09-23-10

    Fugitive arrested, taken to UNM Hospital   

    ALBUQUERQUE— The U.S. Marshals Service in New Mexico has arrested a fugitive out of Montana who has been at large for the past two years.
    Authorities said   63-year-old Daniel Herman Lopez was taken into custody Tuesday at University of New Mexico Hospital in Albuquerque, where he has been treated since July for an undisclosed medical condition.
    Lopez was targeted in a nationwide manhunt since 2008, when he jumped parole in Missoula, Mont.