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Today's News

  • FYI - Sports - Nov. 23, 2011

    Las Vegas YABL registration for boys’ grades 3-7 runs Dec. 12 through Jan. 6 at the Abe Montoya Recreation Center. Girls and co-ed K-2 registration concluded Nov. 7. For details and more information, visit the Rec or call Misty, 426-3191, or the center at 426-1739.

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  • Jones honored for 25 years’ work

    New Mexico Highlands University head baseball coach Steve Jones will be honored for his 25 years of service in the baseball community on Jan. 7 in Anaheim, Calif.

    The American Baseball Coaches Association will be presenting Jones with the ABCA 25-Year Coaching Award at the organization’s annual convention.

  • Irreparable damage for Paterno

    The Associated Press

    A half-century in the making, Joe Paterno’s impeccable reputation was shattered in a matter of days.

  • Europe treated to works by O’Keeffe

    By Susan Montoya Bryan
    The Associated Press

    Fame followed Georgia O’Keeffe through New York’s art galleries and across the desolate landscapes of the Southwest. But beyond America’s shores, her work is relatively unknown.

    For the first time, her iconic paintings of flowers, bleached bones and dramatic landscapes will be exhibited over the next year in Italy, Germany and Finland as part of a major traveling retrospective.

  • Court weighs scrapping huge California water pact

    By Elliot Spagat
    The Associated Press

    SAN DIEGO — A vanishing lake figures large in a court battle over how Southern California gets it water, a high-stakes dispute with consequences that could ripple throughout the western United States.

  • Woman finds way to help kids with cancer

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    FARMINGTON — When kids with cancer lace up the personalized shoes Madison Steiner hand paints for them, big smiles come to their brave faces, and for a moment they forget their battle against the illness.

    Since she launched Peach’s Neet Feet in July, Steiner, 21, has donated 55 shoes to children in 23 states through her grassroots cancer outreach. The colorful canvas shoes are emblazoned with the children’s names and what they love, from superheros to butterflies.

  • Finally together at last

    J.M. Hirsch
    AP Food Editor

    There is a crazy delicious new trend in milkshakes. It involves adding a slice of pie to the blender along with the milk and ice cream.

    That’s right — a whole slice of pie.

    Which sounds simply too delicious for its own good. I wanted it, except that the winter holidays aren’t exactly milkshake season. So I started playing winter-friendly ways to borrow this idea of blending baked goods and sweet drinks.

    Hot chocolate was the natural choice. But pie just didn’t seem right.

  • In Brief - Food - Nov. 23, 2011

    From The Associated Press

    Turkeys heading to White House
    WILLMAR, Minn.  — Two Minnesota grown turkeys get an official send-off at Willmar High School on Monday before going to Washington to be pardoned by President Barack Obama on Wednesday.

    They come from a flock of 30 potential presidential turkeys raised and socialized by FFA members in Willmar.

  • Egg supplier dropped

    Derek Kravitz and Steve Karnowski
    The Associated Press

    MINNEAPOLIS — McDonald’s and Target dropped one of the nation’s largest egg suppliers after an animal rights group released an undercover video of the egg producer’s farms in three states.

  • City hires safety officer

    The city of Las Vegas has tapped a retired member of the Air Force to serve as its new safety officer, a position that has been in the spotlight since the trench collapse six months ago that claimed the lives of two city workers.

    Arturo Marlow begins his new job this week. The city is planning to pay him just under $37,000.

    His selection drew praise from members of the governing body, who were impressed with his credentials and voted unanimously during last Wednesday’s City Council meeting to approve his hiring.