2 KASA This Morning January 9, 2014

January 9th, 2014 at 6:55 am by under 2 KASA This Morning

Question of the Day:

We’ll be talking about the Albuquerque Comic Con today, and since there are plenty of characters many of us love, what we want to know from you at home is:

  • Who is your favorite comic book character?

Tweet @2kasafox or go to Facebook to tell us.

On 2 KASA This Morning

New Mexico is a beautiful state, but some of the land may be releasing a silent killer into some of our homes. We are talking about radon gas which naturally occurs in the ground in some parts of the state. Our David Romero tells us this is Radon Awareness Month and a good time to make sure your home is checked as a precaution.

Comic book fans from near and far are in town for the fourth annual Albuquerque Comic Con. It’s not just the books that attract the fans. It’s also the artists, writers, media artists, vendors and the celebrities. Comic con’s Jim Burleson tells us what fans can expect this year.

A local laser scientist recently got some recognition from the president himself. Research physicist Dr. Greg Anthony Pitz was honored by President Obama with a Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers. He’s here to talk about his research and how it may one day protect aircraft.

Football season is almost over, which makes now is the perfect time to get ready to play our Auto Racing Challenge. Starting now you can play to win official NASCAR fatheads of your choice or a trip for two to the 2015 Daytona 500. All you have to do is pick the 10 drivers you think will finish first through 10th for each race and fantasy points from your top 15 races count for your overall score. More details and official rules can be found in the KASA.com Contests section.

They work to serve and honor those men and women who have served in our armed forces. They’re the Blue Star Mothers, and local president Carol Sanchez and vice president Kathy Laney are here to explain how you can help, too.

The Candy Lady shop in old town has been a New Mexico tradition for over 30 years, and today the Candy Lady herself–Debbie Ball–is here.

Here to give us some ideas on how to do this is Dara Ambriz of Runway Apparel.

Get ready for a real treat tomorrow on 2 KASA This Morning. Miss New Mexico 2013 with the Miss America organization will be here. We’ll talk to her about her year of service, what Miss America was like and find out how other young women can get involved. All this and more starting tomorrow morning at 7 here on 2 KASA This Morning.

Community Calendar

The Tasmanian devil’s bite force is the strongest of any living mammal. Fact or myth? The truth about the Albuquerque BioPark Zoo’s newest residents will be unveiled today from 12:45-1:30 p.m. during the Zoo Brown Bag seminar as zookeepers debunk the myths of Tasmanian devils. The seminar is included with regular zoo admission.

For more community events»

Deal of the Day

Are you and the family looking to learn martial arts or self defense? New Mexico Jiu-Jitsu Academy has a Groupon on classes like total-body Thai kickboxing and Gracie jiu-jitsu. There are also special classes for kids ages 5 through 7 and 8 through 13. It’s $19 for five classes, $35 for 10 classes and $39 for one month of unlimited muay Thai and jiu-jitsu classes. You save 75 percent.

For more information»

Job of the Day

Hotel Cascada is looking for a front desk agent. In that position you’d help guests as they check in and check out of the hotel.

For more information and to apply»

Birthday of the Day

We have a very special birthday we would like to share with you. Joslynn Audianna Silva turns 3 today. There she is looking adorable in her Christmas dress in front of the Christmas tree. Happy birthday, Joslynn! Submit your birthday photos to 2 KASA Club»

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Adoptable Pet

Give this guy a home. His name is Brick, and he’s a 3-year-old Papillion-spaniel cross. More information on Animal Humane New Mexico Adoptable Pet»

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Viewer and Pet Photos

Submit your photos to 2 KASA Club»

Links

EPA Radon Gas»

Runway Apparel»

Blue Star Mothers»

The Candy Lady»

Comic Con»

Adoptable Pets»

Deal of the Day»

Job of the Day»

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