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  • Update 10-01-10

    Cowboy breakfast

    The Los Alamos Pony Club will sponsor a Cowboy Breakfast from 7-11 a.m. Sunday at the Los Alamos Sheriff’s Posse Lodge, 650 North Mesa. The menu will include plain, blueberry, banana and chocolate chip pancakes, sausage, bacon, eggs, juice and coffee. The cost is $6 for adults and $4 for children younger than 10.

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  • Cyberbullying concerns grow

    The National Crime Prevention Council (NCPC) said cyberbullying is equally to blame in the tragic death of the Rutgers University student who committed suicide on Wednesday.
    Teens’ lives today exist in a variety of places such as school hallways, part-time jobs, and friends’ houses. Now many teens also have lives on the Internet. And bullying has followed teens online.

  • Something happens and I'm head over heels

    Los Alamos Hilltopper boys soccer player Nicholas Castaño goes upside down as he attempts a flip throw-in during Thursday’s game at Sullivan Field. Los Alamos took on the Piedra Vista Panthers in an important Class AAAA contest.

  • Pair of NATO convoys attacked in Pakistan

    ISLAMABAD, Pakistan (AP) — Assailants in Pakistan launched two separate attacks Friday on vehicles carrying fuel for NATO and American forces in Afghanistan, highlighting the vulnerability of the U.S.-led mission a day after Pakistan closed a major border crossing.

    A truck driver and his assistant were burned alive in the second attack on a single tanker in the parking lot of a restaurant in southeastern Baluchistan province, said police officer Mohammad Azam. He said "anti-state elements" were behind the attack.

  • White House chief of staff: Emanuel out, Rouse in

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is making official what has been clear for days: Rahm Emanuel, the relentless enforcer of his agenda as White House chief of staff, is resigning. The job Emanuel wants now is mayor of Chicago, where his next fierce political fight awaits.

  • 'Shred of hope' all that's left for finding missing US balloonists alive

    BARI, Italy (AP) — Two missing American balloonists plunged toward the Adriatic Sea at 50 mph (80 kph) and likely didn't survive, race organizers said Friday.

    Flight director Don Cameron said that high rate of descent, if confirmed, leads him to be "very pessimistic" about the fate of veteran pilots Richard Abruzzo and Carol Rymer Davis.

  • Police ponder abuse charges

    A 25-year-old Los Alamos woman is under investigation for apparently giving birth to a baby boy at her parent’s Barranca Mesa home on Friday and leaving him in a closet for three days.
    Los Alamos Police report that it appears Katrina Vigil gave birth and did not report it or seek medical care for herself or the newborn.

  • Residents share their thoughts about land

    The Department of Energy transferred slightly more than eight acres of land located off Trinity Drive to Los Alamos County this year. The land formerly held the Los Alamos Site Office.
    Previously, the county had acquired a four acre parcel from DOE at the same location, bringing the total to 12.9 acres. The question the county is facing is what should be done with the land?

  • Time’s short for veterans to get stop loss payments

    WASHINGTON — Military members whose service was involuntarily extended, or whose retirement was suspended between Sept. 11, 2001 and Sept. 30, 2009, due to stop loss are entitled to retroactive payments of $500 for each month they were extended, according to Department of Defense officials.
    But the deadline to receive those benefits is rapidly drawing to a close. The deadline to apply for the benefits is Oct. 21.

  • Update 09-30-10

    Rib night

    NJROTC will serve a full brisket meal including barbecue brisket, potato salad, vegetable, a roll, drink and dessert from 5:30-7 p.m. at the Posse Shack. $10 per plate.

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