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  • Gulf leaders want Iran to respond to peace efforts

    ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Leaders of six U.S.-allied Gulf Arab nations said Tuesday they were monitoring with "utmost concern" developments in Iran's disputed nuclear program and issued a thinly veiled warning to their Persian neighbor not to meddle in their internal affairs.

  • SKorea to make islands near NKorea 'fortresses'

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea's president promised Tuesday to transform five islands that lie along the tense maritime border with North Korea into "military fortresses" impervious to the kind of deadly attack the rival neighbor launched last month.

    As the government in Seoul struggles to counter the widespread impression its response was too weak and too slow, the new defense minister also ordered his top commanders to retaliate with force if attacked.

  • Obama tries to quell Dems' anger over tax plan

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama scheduled a short-notice news conference Tuesday to sell a new tax cut compromise that makes big concessions to Republicans as the White House scurried to assuage angry Democrats.

    Vice President Joe Biden traveled to the Capitol to lobby senators as liberal groups attacked the proposal that would extend Bush-era tax cuts for all Americans, including the richest, for two years. They argued that Obama had abandoned a long-held position in fashioning the compromise.

  • Italian boat finds remains of US balloonists

    ROME (AP) — An Italian fishing boat early Monday pulled the remains of two American balloonists from the Adriatic Sea, ending a two-month hunt for the pair's bodies in one of ballooning's darkest chapters.

    The boat hauled in the balloon and its gondola with the bodies of the Americans still inside while fishing 11 miles (17 kilometers) north of Vieste, said Port Cmdr. Guido Limongelli in Vieste, a town on the "spur" of boot-shaped Italy jutting into the Adriatic sea.

  • Coping With Collateral Damage

    Clearly anguished, Los Alamos Fire Chief Doug Tucker spoke stoically about his department’s recent fall from grace during a two-hour interview Friday afternoon.
    “This is embarrassing for all of us but it is reality,” Tucker said. “We will react to it, we will fix it and we will get it behind us.”
    The veil of shame brought on the department by the theft, voyeurism, indecent exposure and downloading of pornography allegedly committed by several of its members is particularly painful for Los Alamos firefighters.

  • Residents say White Rock needs some TLC

    When it comes to catching the county government’s attention, some White Rock residents feel a little left out.
    “I would yes, the people in White Rock do sometimes feel overlooked but we do have great assets already,” said Katy Korkos, a White Rock resident and a member of the White Rock Master Plan Implementation Committee.  She listed the community’s parks as some of the perks offered in White Rock.

  • Drain cleaner run over at car wash

    A man’s feet and legs were run over at the Knecht Car Wash in Los Alamos. The man, identified as a drain cleaner from Albuquerque, was face down inside a manhole in the middle of one of the car wash bays at 12:45 p.m. Nov. 30.
    His legs and feet were still above ground as he worked to remove a build-up of sludge and debris from inside the hole.

  • Update 12-05-10

    Photos with Santa
    Take a photograph with Santa Claus and decorate cookies and crafts from 5-7 p.m. today during the 10th annual North Pole Workshop and Luminaria Walk. The North Mesa stables at the Los Alamos Sheriff’s Posse Lodge will be lit with luminarias and lights this evening, as well.
    Dress warmly. The cost is $5 per person; proceeds benefit the Recreation Division Scholarship Fund.
    Contact Joseph Harris at 662-8173 for more information or visit losalamosnm.us.

    Winter concert

  • LA resident to serve as state Republican Party treasurer

    Los Alamos resident and former Congressman, Bill Redmond was elected to serve as treasurer of the New Mexico Republican Party Saturday.

    Redmond represented the 3rd district in Congress from 1997 to 1999. The Chicago native is an ordained minister and has also taught at UNM-Los Alamos. Redmond will serve a two-year term that begins Dec. 5.

    The party's state central committee also elected former Hobbs mayor Monty Newman chairman of the party.

    Other officers elected at the meeting include:

  • Obama hails SKorea trade as victory for US workers

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama on Saturday praised a newly sealed trade deal with South Korea as a landmark agreement that promises to boost the domestic auto industry and support tens of thousands of American jobs.

    "This agreement shows the U.S. is willing to lead and compete in the global economy," the president told reporters at the White House, calling it a triumph for American workers in fields from farming to aerospace.