Wed. 1/23 10a: The young musicians of the Albuquerque Youth Symphony Program present a variety of musical events in the coming weeks, including their annual "Playathon" on January 26 at the Cottonwood Mall and a Youth Symphony Orchestra concert on February 3 at Popejoy Hall. Spencer Beckwith gets a preview of the events from the Music Director of the Albuquerque Youth Symphony Program, conductor Gabriel Gordon.
"Britain's prime minister said Wednesday he will offer citizens a vote on whether to leave the European Union if his party wins the next election, prompting warnings from fellow member states about the soundness of such a move," The Associated Press writes.
The wire service adds that:
"Cameron proposed Wednesday that his Conservative Party renegotiate the U.K.'s relationship with the European Union if it wins the next general election, expected in 2015.
Opening day in the NM Senate is always filled with high drama. This year was no exception. The tension centers on who will be elected President Pro Tem, a position elected by both Republicans and Democrats to lead, to appoint committees and their important chairs.
Democratic lawmakers say a compromise has been reached on legislation to limit the ability of passengers on space tourism flights to sue spacecraft parts suppliers.
Top House and Senate leaders on Tuesday said the agreement was negotiated by trial lawyer representatives and officials of Virgin Galactic, which plans to fly tourists into outer space from a state-financed spaceport in southern New Mexico.
Current state law exempts Virgin Galactic from being sued for damages by passengers if there was an accident.
Half of all tomatoes eaten in the U.S. come from Mexico, and tomato growers in Florida aren't happy about that. In fact, they're willing to risk a trade war to reverse the trend.
At JC Distributing In Nogales, Ariz., one misstep and you're likely to get knocked over by a pallet full of produce. Forklifts crisscross each other carrying peppers, squash and especially tomatoes from trucks backed into the warehouse loading dock.
"This is a Mexican truck being unloaded," says JC President Jaime Chamberlain. "He's just waiting for his paperwork to get back."
Good morning. I'm Steve Inskeep. A Scottish sports reporter recorded a soccer team press conference using his phone. Great idea, but inevitably the reporter's phone rang. The soccer team manager picked it up.
(SOUNDBITE OF PRESS CONFERENCE)
UNIDENTIFIED MAN: Hello?
INSKEEP: It was the reporter's wife, who hung up in confusion, but then called again. And the manager answered again.