The Two-Way
11:09 am
Wed March 13, 2013

The Ale That Men Brew: Iron Maiden Serves Up A Beer

Iron Maiden lead singer Bruce Dickinson samples his band's latest offering, Trooper ale, made with what he calls "our special secret-squirrel recipe."
Iron Maiden Beer

Originally published on Wed March 13, 2013 2:12 pm

Three decades after giving the world The Number of the Beast, Iron Maiden is poised to release its latest work — and it's a beer. That's the latest from the Metal Injection website, whose "Bands and Booze" section makes it uniquely qualified to present such news.

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The Two-Way
11:00 am
Wed March 13, 2013

Pew: Americans Who Identify As 'Strong' Catholics At Four-Decade Low

A procession begins a Mass of Remembrance at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in 2011 in Washington, D.C.
Chip Somodevilla Getty Images

Originally published on Wed March 13, 2013 12:48 pm

The percentage of American Catholics who identify as "strong" members of the church has declined to a 40-year low.

That's according to new analysis of the General Social Survey by the Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life.

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The Two-Way
10:01 am
Wed March 13, 2013

Florida Lieutenant Governor Resigns, After Investigation Of Nonprofit

Former Florida Lt. Gov. Jennifer Carroll.
J Pat Carter AP

Originally published on Wed March 13, 2013 1:00 pm

Florida's lieutenant governor abruptly stepped down on Wednesday, two days after Florida law enforcement officials questioned her involvement with a non-profit under investigation.

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Around the Nation
9:57 am
Wed March 13, 2013

Fighting Sexual Assault Seen As Military Betrayal

Originally published on Wed March 13, 2013 11:34 am



This is TELL ME MORE from NPR News. I'm Michel Martin. Coming up, we have some dramatic stories about retirement. One, somebody who retired young, and I mean really young. And another about how even the best planned retirement can go wrong when life happens. We hope you'll find something useful in each of those conversations which is in just a few minutes.

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Shots - Health News
9:38 am
Wed March 13, 2013

Can Free Video Consults Make Parkinson's Care Better?

Most people can't talk with their doctors online, because of regulatory and funding issues.

Why, you might ask, would a hoity-toity medical institution like Johns Hopkins be offering up free Web-based consults for people with Parkinson's disease?

To prove that it works.

Ray Dorsey, director for the Johns Hopkins Movement Disorders Center, is on a mission to convince America that videochats with doctors are as good or better than the traditional office visit.

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The Two-Way
9:29 am
Wed March 13, 2013

Life Of A Chinese Hacker: Work Is Awful, Pay Is Lousy, Boss Doesn't Understand

This 12-story building houses a Chinese military unit allegedly behind dozens of cyberattacks on U.S. and other Western companies. It's in a modern, if bland, part of Shanghai.
Peter Parks AFP/Getty Images

Originally published on Wed March 13, 2013 10:07 am

Following up last month's news about reports that tie hackings of American defense contractors' websites to operations run — or at least encouraged — by the Chinese government, the Los Angeles Times on Wednesday told the tale of a Shanghai man who used to blog about his work in a People's Liberation Army

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9:10 am
Wed March 13, 2013

The Santa Fe Youth Symphony Association's “Spotlight on Young Musicians Concert”

Wed. 3/13 10a:  Young performers from throughout Northern New Mexico perform for the community, and for prize money, in the Santa Fe Youth Symphony Association's annual fundraiser, the "Spotlight on Youth Concert," March 15 in the Scottish Rite Temple.  Spencer Beckwith is joined by SFYSA's Artistic Director, cellist Dana Winograd.

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Local News
8:32 am
Wed March 13, 2013

Senate OKs Budget With State Worker Pay Raise

Lawmakers are close to wrapping up work on a nearly $5.9 billion spending plan to finance state government and public education next year, but Gov. Susana Martinez is threatening to veto the budget.

The budget would provide state workers and educators with their first across-the-board pay increase since 2008, when the state's economy nosedived and lawmakers had to cut spending to avoid a deficit.

Local News
8:29 am
Wed March 13, 2013

Santa Fe Forest Prescribed Fire Under Way

The Santa Fe National Forest is using prescribed fire to clear out dead trees and other debris on 300 acres in the Jemez Mountains.

The project put up some smoke Tuesday and is expected to last several weeks. The work should be done by May.

Officials say smoke will be visible from State Road 4 between La Cueva and the Valle Grande, Jemez and Zia pueblos, Bernalillo and Rio Rancho.

In the evenings, the smoke will settle into low lying areas. It should lift when the sun rises.

Local News
8:28 am
Wed March 13, 2013

NM Governor Vetoes Proposed Parking Placard Fee

Credit Tdmalone

Republican Gov. Susana Martinez has vetoed a proposed fee for parking placards for the disabled.

The state currently provides the placards at no cost but the legislation would have imposed a $5 fee.

Part of the money from the fee would have supported the Governor's Commission on Disability and its programs. Some money would have helped cover the state's cost of administering the placards, which allow people with disabilities to use designated parking places.

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