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  • FYI - News - Oct. 26, 2011

    Las Vegas is in Stage IV water restrictions. Under the restrictions, residents are not allowed to water their lawns at all. At-home car washing is also prohibited. Local car washes may remain open as long as they are using recycled water. Fines range from a warning for a first offense to a $450 fine for a third and subsequent offense.

  • Bomb being dismantled

    By Betsy Blaney
    The Associated Press

    AMARILLO, Texas — The last of the nation’s most powerful nuclear bombs — a weapon hundreds of times stronger than the bomb dropped on Hiroshima — is being disassembled nearly half a century after it was put into service at the height of the Cold War.

  • In Brief - News - Oct. 26, 2011

    From The Associated Press

    UNM orders protesters out
    ALBUQUERQUE — Protesters from Albuquerque’s version of the national Wall Street rallies say they plan to rally outside of the University of New Mexico president’s office after the school opted not to renew protesters’ campus permit.

    “(Un)occupy Albuquerque” members vowed to hold a number of events on campus Tuesday and will decide at a general assembly whether they will leave a makeshift campsite following four straight weeks of protesting.

  • Baby rescued after Turkish quake

    By Selcan Hacaoglu
    Associated Press

    ERCIS, Turkey — A 2-week-old baby girl, her mother and grandmother were pulled alive from the rubble of an apartment building in a dramatic rescue Tuesday, 48 hours after a 7.2-magnitude earthquake toppled some 2,000 buildings in eastern Turkey.

    Television footage showed a rescuer, Kadir Direk, in an orange jumpsuit squeezing into the hulk of crushed concrete and metal to free the baby.

  • Water taps probe ID’s 73

    The problem with suspected illegal water taps appears to be more extensive than announced last month.

    City Utilities Director Ken Garcia told the City Council on Wednesday that 73 letters have been mailed to people who appear to have illegal water taps.

    The letters are the result of an audit requested by City Manager Timothy Dodge of potentially illegal taps outside city limits. Garcia said the utilities department completed the audit on Aug. 15.

  • Attorney: New charges are baseless

    One of the attorneys representing Rebecca Montoya in a bitter custody dispute with the father of her two children says the criminal charges recently filed against Montoya are a joke.

    “She is innocent. These charges are baseless. They’re going to be defended, and she’s going to be proven innocent,” said Santa Fe attorney Bea Castellano Lockhart.

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  • Powell: White Peak to stay accessible

    New Mexico State Land Commissioner Ray Powell and his staff updated a group of nearly 90 people on the status of White Peak area in northern New Mexico on Wednesday evening.

    In April, Powell reversed a land swap of mountainous land in Colfax and Mora counties that his predecessor, Patrick Lyons, had approved.

  • Iraq may mark shift

    By Robert Burns
    AP National Security Writer

    BALI, Indonesia — In the final days of the U.S. war in Iraq, the outlook for America’s military entanglements is markedly different from the confusing, convulsive first days.

    Early on Iraq looked, to many, like one in a string of big conflicts in a “war on terror.”

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