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Today's News

  • Listen in on law makers

    If you ever wanted to listen in on the interim committee meetings of state lawmakers at the Roundhouse in Santa Fe, here’s your chance.

    A live, streaming audio feed of these meetings is accessible online at www.nmlegis.gov.

    Lawmakers grew accustomed to being broadcast during the 2009 and 2010 regular sessions. Last week the Legislative Council voted to begin webcasting interim committee meetings beginning July 1.

    Because this year’s meetings are being held in Santa Fe as a cost-saving measure, the meeting rooms were already wired.

  • Taking a look at bones

    The Bradbury Science Museum recently continued its Tuesday summer learning with the topic of bones. The Bradbury is utilizing youth as summer volunteers.

  • Spy swap with Russia now underway

    NEW YORK (AP) — The largest Russia-U.S. spy swap since the Cold War appeared to be in motion Thursday, with up to 10 guilty pleas planned in New York by defendants accused of spying for Russia in exchange for the release of convicted Russian spies. A Russian convicted of spying for the United States was reportedly plucked from a Moscow prison and flown to Vienna.

    A swap would have significant consequences for efforts between Washington and Moscow to repair ties chilled by a deepening atmosphere of suspicion.

  • IMF raises world growth forecast but risks rising

    BEIJING (AP) — The global economy is recovering faster than expected but Europe's debt crisis might stall the rebound and governments need to shore up shaky public confidence, the International Monetary Fund said Thursday.

    The IMF raised its 2010 world growth forecast to 4.6 percent from 4.2 percent in April and boosted estimates for the United States and China. But its quarterly World Economic Outlook warned that "risks have risen sharply" and Europe has to quickly resolve debt problems and restore confidence in its banks.

  • Russia-US spy swap appears to be in motion

    NEW YORK (AP) — The largest Russia-U.S. spy swap since the Cold War appeared to be in motion Thursday, with a Russian convicted of spying for the United States reportedly plucked from a Moscow prison and flown to Vienna. Defense lawyers in the U.S. say they hoped for an immediate resolution for their 10 clients charged with spying for Russia.

    A swap would have significant consequences for efforts between Washington and Moscow to repair ties chilled by a deepening atmosphere of suspicion.

  • Basketball: Hoopsters abuzz about James' decision

    CLEVELAND (AP) — LeBron James is the talk of the town even in his absence.

    James was not at the King City Classic as part of his Nike-sponsored basketball camp on Thursday, hours before the free agent was set to announce which team he'll sign with.

    Some of college basketball's top coaches including Duke's Mike Krzyzewski, North Carolina's Roy Williams, West Virginia's Bob Huggins and Syracuse's Jim Boeheim are at Cleveland State University watching high school stars and waiting to see if James will show up.

  • The best four things about being pregnant

    1. You get a new wardrobe

    Unfortunately, most maternity clothes fit awkwardly at best and look more like bedsheets than dresses or shirts. Early in your pregnancy, every outfit you put on sags, practically frowns, over your suddenly formless body.

  • SFO’s ‘Butterfly’ soars

    Friday evening marked the beginning of another season at the Santa Fe Opera, with more than 2,000 people mingling in the rose-gold light of another spectacular sunset. Puccini’s “Madame Butterfly,” (1904), which opened the SFO’s first season and theater in 1957, and the subsequent new theaters in 1968 and 1998, now ties with “La Boheme” for most presented Puccini opera at Santa Fe, at least until next year, when “Boheme” inches ahead again.

  • Hall of Famer to come to the Hill

    I remember first seeing Lisa Gilkyson in 1976 at the old Line Camp in Pojoaque. That was New Mexico’s best rock club and Gilkyson, who lived in Santa Fe, was the lead singer in one of New Mexico’s top rock bands.

    I loved listening to Lisa but it was strange for me to start calling her Eliza as the times and her music changed.

    Go to www.elizagilkyson.com and www.myspace.com/elizagilkyson to listen to and read about her music.

  • Boy Scout helps environment

    When you plant a flower or tree in the ground, it feels like you are doing something great – not only for your yard’s appearance but also for the environment’s wellbeing.

    This isn’t always the case, however. That tree or flower could require buckets of water, thus washing away any good intentions the planter had.