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  • Cairo ramps up evacuations, 18,000 seeking exit

    CAIRO (AP) — EgyptAir's staff scuffled with frantic passengers, food supplies were dwindling, flight information was nonexistent — and some policemen even demanded substantial bribes before allowing foreigners to board their planes.

  • Strong earnings reports send stocks higher

    NEW YORK (AP) — Better than expected earnings reports and a lift in the manufacturing sector sent stocks higher Tuesday.

    The drugmaker Pfizer, the delivery company UPS and agro-businesss giant Archer Daniels Midland all beat earnings forecasts.

  • Jordan's king fires Cabinet amid protests

    AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — Jordan's King Abdullah II fired his government Tuesday in the wake of street protests and asked an ex-prime minister to form a new Cabinet, ordering him to launch immediate political reforms.

  • Federal judge orders chili products destroyed

    ALBUQUERQUE (AP) — A federal judge has entered a consent decree, ordering the condemnation and destruction of chili products found inside a rodent-infested warehouse in Derry, N.M.

    U.S. District Judge M. Christina Armijo entered the decree Monday.

    In December, U.S. Food and Drug Administration agents seized the chili pods, ground chili and other products at the facility owned by Duran and Sons LLC in Derry, a farming community north of Hatch in southern New Mexico.

  • Massive crowds across Egypt demand Mubarak ouster

    CAIRO (AP) — More than a quarter-million people flooded into the heart of Cairo Tuesday, filling the city's main square in by far the largest demonstration in a week of unceasing demands for President Hosni Mubarak to leave after nearly 30 years in power.

  • Fishing line fouls fountain at Ashley Pond

    After receiving reports that the fountain at Ashley Pond was malfunctioning, the Parks Department staff determined a fishing line had become wrapped around the fountain's motor and consequently tripped the circuit breaker. Although the problem is being worked on, it might not be resolved Monday.  The repair work involves installing a new motor. 

  • More than 2,400 Americans seek Egypt evacuation

    WASHINGTON (AP) — More than 2,400 Americans have contacted U.S. officials seeking government-chartered evacuation flights from Egypt as anti-government protests continue to roil the country, the State Department said Monday.

  • Congressman Lujan plans to visit LA schools Wednesday

    Congressman Ben Ray Lujan plans to be in Los Alamos Wednesday. Rep. Lujan will visit with students and staff at both the middle school and high school.

    The congressman's office released his agenda Monday morning:

    February 2, 2011

    Middle School and High School

    Agenda
     

    10:30                       Arrive at Middle School

  • Black Hole legacy lives on

    It was the talk of the town the year that The Black Hole founder Ed Grothus sent President Bill Clinton and Vice President Al Gore cans of “organic plutonium” for Christmas.
    In no time at all, a couple of unhappy members of the United States Secret Service arrived at his doorstep. Grothus recounted the story with a twinkle in his eyes. The cans were actually filled with vegetables.
     It took his daughter Barbara vouching for Grothus and his sanity before the agents were satisfied that he was harmless.

  • Gas rate set to decline

    While higher electric bills loom on the horizon for local residents – there is an upside. On Tuesday, the Los Alamos County Council approved a 22 percent natural gas rate decrease.
    “I feel whenever we can find the savings for the ratepayers we should pass the savings along to them,” Councilor Vincent Chiravalle told the Los Alamos Monitor Friday. “Gas prices have gone down and therefore it is appropriate for us to reduce rates for our customers.”