The Two-Way
9:55 am
Mon April 1, 2013

Louisville Player's Surgery A Success; Leg Break Shouldn't End His Career

Louisville Cardinals forward Chane Behanan holds up the jersey of injured teammate Kevin Ware after the team's win Sunday over the Duke Blue Devils. Ware broke his leg during the game.
John Sommers II Reuters /Landov
  • From 'Morning Edition': Mike Pesca on the weekend's action

"University of Louisville basketball player Kevin Ware underwent successful surgery Sunday night to repair the gruesome open fracture of his right tibia he suffered during the Cardinals' 85-63 win over Duke in the Midwest Regional final," the Louisville Courier-Journal reported Monday morning.

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The Two-Way
9:47 am
Mon April 1, 2013

Patent Ruling In India Could Boost Exports Of Cheap Medicine To Third World

A Novartis office in Mumbai, India.
Divyakant Solanki EPA /LANDOV

Originally published on Mon April 1, 2013 3:17 pm

A decision by India's Supreme Court to reject Novartis AG's bid to patent a version of one cancer drug could lead to more exports of cheap medicine from that country to "poor people across the developing world," the BBC writes.

NPR's Julie McCarthy tells our Newscast Desk that the ruling, announced Monday, ends a six-year legal battle that has been closely watched by pharmaceutical firms, humanitarian aid organizations and generic drug manufacturers.

She adds that:

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The Two-Way
9:36 am
Mon April 1, 2013

Prosecutors Will Seek Death Penalty In Colorado Theater Shootings

Accused Aurora theater gunman James Holmes during a court hearing last month in Centennial, Colo.
R.J. Sangosti/pool Reuters /Landov

Originally published on Mon April 1, 2013 10:52 am

Rejecting James Holmes' offer to plead guilty in exchange for a life sentence, prosecutors in Colorado announced Monday that they will seek the death penalty for the young man accused of killing 12 people and injuring 58 in a mass shooting last July at a movie theater.

As Denver's KUSA-TV writes, "after a week of legal twists and turns ... Holmes could face execution if convicted."

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Local News
8:37 am
Mon April 1, 2013

Las Cruces Schools Plan Program For Anonymous Tips

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Las Cruces' public schools plan a new program to enable students to provide school officials with anonymous reports on bullying, drugs, potential suicides and other trouble.


The Las Cruces Sun-News (http://bit.ly/XywxOx ) reports that the program will enable middle and high school students to use text messages, photos, video and a mobile app to anonymously send messages to school officials.

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The Two-Way
7:53 am
Mon April 1, 2013

Texas On 'High Alert' After District Attorney's Killing

In Forney, Texas, Kaufman County Sheriff's deputies are on the lookout after the killings of Kaufman County District Attorney Mike McLelland and his wife in their Forney home.
Mike Fuentes AP

Originally published on Mon April 1, 2013 10:51 am

  • From the NPR Newscast early Monday

"Security is high this morning for both elected officials and employees" in Kaufman County, Texas, after the shooting deaths of District Attorney Mike McLelland and his wife Cynthina, KERA reports.

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Local News
6:32 am
Mon April 1, 2013

UNM Libraries Celebrating Its 3 Millionth Volume

University of New Mexico Libraries is celebrating the three million volumes in its collection with a rare book on Billy the Kid.

The 1892 book, donated by the William A. Keleher Family, was written by Pat Garrett, the Lincoln County Sheriff who shot and killed the famous outlaw. The book is signed by Garrett and will become part of the Center for Southwest Research and Special Collections at University Libraries.

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Local News
6:27 am
Mon April 1, 2013

NM's Suit Over Rio Grande Water Put On Hold

A judge has put New Mexico's lawsuit against the federal government over Rio Grande water management on hold while the U.S. Supreme Court decides whether to take up a separate lawsuit by Texas against New Mexico.

The Albuquerque Journal reports that U.S. District Court Judge James Browning ruled Friday that Texas' lawsuit might render the issues in the state-federal lawsuit moot.

The litigation revolves around water flowing out of Elephant Butte Reservoir to farms and cities in southern New Mexico and northwest Texas.

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Local News
6:25 am
Mon April 1, 2013

Martinez Says Pope Blessed Photo Of Her Mother

 New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez says Pope Francis blessed a photo of her late mother when the governor traveled to Rome earlier this month for the installation of the Catholic Church's new top leader.

Martinez traveled to Italy with a delegation led by Vice President Joe Biden to attend the pope's inauguration Mass on March 19.

The Albuquerque Journal reports that the photo Martinez carried to the ceremony was of her mother, Paula Aguirre, at the time of her mother's First Holy Communion.

Local News
6:17 am
Mon April 1, 2013

NM Faces Potentially Devastating Wildfire Season

Credit Photto via www.bowling-naturaldisasters.wiki.westga.edu

New Mexico is facing a potentially devastating wildfire season this year after experiencing record-setting fires over the past two years.

The Albuquerque Journal reports that this season is shaping up to be one of the worst as a decade of drought drains moisture from forest fuels and average temperatures continue to rise.

Almost 600,000 acres of state and private land were burned in fiscal year 2011.

In 2011, Las Conchas Fire near Los Alamos became the largest recorded fire in state history and charred more than 150,000 acres.

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