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  • Confirming NKorean N-test almost impossible

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea appears all set to detonate an atomic device, but confirming the explosion when it takes place will be virtually impossible for outsiders, specialists said Tuesday.

    The best indication of a test will be seismic tremors and abnormal radiation in the air, but even that can be masked if North Korea wants to. In all likelihood the first word of the test will come from Pyongyang itself, just as it happened when the country conducted nuclear tests in 2006 and 2009.

    Last week, North Korea warned a third nuclear test is planned to protest toughened international sanctions meant to punish it for firing a long-range rocket in December. The world sees the launch a ballistic missile test banned by the U.N. while Pyongyang says it only shot a satellite aboard the rocket into orbit as part of a peaceful space development program.

    The U.S., South Korea and their allies pressed the North to scrap its nuclear test plans, saying that will only worsen the country's decades-old international isolation.

  • Today in History for January 29th
  • Whole Foods recalls 4-oz. smoked salmon product

    DENVER (AP) — Whole Foods Market says it is voluntarily recalling some 4-ounce Whole Catch Wild Alaskan Sockeye Salmon, cold-smoked and sliced, after a sample tested positive for listeria.

    The lot code for the recalled smoked salmon is 7425A2298B. The UPC code is 0 99482 40880 0.

    Whole Foods says the recalled items were sold in stores in Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Idaho, Kansas, Maine, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Rhode Island and Utah.

    Colorado health officials say no illnesses had been reported as of Monday.

  • Woods wins at Torrey Pines for 8th time

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — Tiger Woods is a winner again at Torrey Pines, and the only question Monday was how long it would take him to finish.

    Woods stretched his lead to eight shots in the Farmers Insurance Open before losing his focus and his patience during a painfully slow finish by the group ahead.

    Despite dropping four shots over the last five holes, he still managed an even-par 72 for a four-shot victory on the course where he has won more than any other in his pro career.

    He won the tournament for the seventh time, one behind the record held by Sam Snead, who won the Greater Greensboro Open eight times. It was the eighth time Woods won at Torrey Pines, which includes his playoff win in the 2008 U.S Open.

    This one was never close.

  • Two New Breeds Added to Westminster Kennel Club
  • Fraud allegedly targeted Dell Computers

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Court papers allege that somebody fraudulently obtained more than $1 million in parts from Dell Computers by making hundreds of calls while pretending to place orders for Sandia and Los Alamos national laboratories in New Mexico

    The Albuquerque Journal reports that the alleged fraud reportedly started in 2007 and continued until 2010.

    The case was turned over to the Secret Service that year after a security investigator for Round Rock, Texas-based Dell contacted Albuquerque police.

    Two Albuquerque men were indicted last May on 131 state counts each of fraud up to $20,000. Ronald Campus and Allan Friedt have pleaded not guilty.

  • Classes called off for Chamisa K-3 Tuesday

    Due to flooding, Chamisa k-3 classes are cancelled, Monday and Tuesday. District maintenance staff are working on the situation and district officials are uncertain when they will be able to resume classes.

    According to Chamisa Elementary School Principal Debbie Smith, the flooding was caused by a combination of leaf debris, this weekend's thaw and frozen drainage pipes.

    The school is currently working on plans to resume classes Wednesday, accomodating students by closing off one class room at a time for repairs.

    In announcing the class cancellation for Tuesday, a message from Smith said, "Already today, we have toured the school with the district administration and formalized a plan to make repairs to these classrooms. We have also asked our maintenance crew to check the electrical and mechanical systems for possible water damage. We are working with a company named Williamson Restoration for advice for the best way to repair classrooms damaged by water. In addition, we are in contact with our insurance carrier to make sure that the classroom environment will be safe from possible mold contamination due to damaged carpet, sheet rock or ceiling tile. Because of the extent of damage, we are not able to make repairs to these classrooms in time for school tomorrow."

  • Winter Weather Advisory until 6 p.m. today

    A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM MST THIS EVENING.

    * SNOW ACCUMULATIONS... 2 TO 5 INCHES WITH LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS OF 4 TO 7 INCHES ABOVE 9000 FEET.

    * TIMING... PERIODS OF SNOW WILL CONTINUE OFF AND ON THROUGH THE DAY.

    * WINDS... INCREASING LATE THIS MORNING FROM THE WEST-NORTHWEST AT 20 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 40 MPH.

    * SNOW LEVELS... TEMPERATURES WILL BE COLD ENOUGH FOR SNOW AT ALL LEVELS.

    * LOCAL IMPACTS... SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW WILL IMPACT TRAVEL... ESPECIALLY ON HIGH COUNTRY ROADS. ADDITIONALLY... GUSTY WINDS MAY CREATE OCCASIONAL PERIODS OF REDUCED VISIBILITY IN BLOWING SNOW.

    PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

    A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW MEANS THAT VISIBILITIES WILL BE RESTRICTED DUE TO A COMBINATION OF FALLING AND BLOWING SNOW.

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    ... AN UPPER LEVEL DISTURBANCE WILL CONTINUE TO BRING ADDITIONAL SNOWFALL TODAY...

  • Today in History for January 28th
  • Teachers flip for 'flipped learning' class model

    SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — When Timmy Nguyen comes to his pre-calculus class, he's already learned the day's lesson — he watched it on a short online video prepared by his teacher for homework.

    So without a lecture to listen to, he and his classmates at Segerstrom Fundamental High School spend class time doing practice problems in small groups, taking quizzes, explaining the concept to other students, reciting equation formulas in a loud chorus, and making their own videos while teacher Crystal Kirch buzzes from desk to desk to help pupils who are having trouble.

    It's a technology-driven teaching method known as "flipped learning" because it flips the time-honored model of classroom lecture and exercises for homework — the lecture becomes homework and class time is for practice.