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  • Smart House project finds home

    Progress is pushing forward on the county’s Smart Grid and Smart House demonstration projects. John Arrowsmith, manager of the Department of Public Utilities, said the house will be located on Lavy Lane near the Los Alamos Public Schools’ administration building and east of the county’s switch gear building.
    “This particular site was chosen because we thought there would be a lot of visitors and a lot of traffic and we didn’t think it was appropriate to have it in a residential area,” Arrowsmith said.

  • Giffords able to stand up as she readies for rehab

    TUCSON, Ariz. — Rep. Gabrielle Giffords was able to stand up with assistance, the latest milestone in the Arizona congresswoman’s recovery as her family prepares to move her to Houston for extensive mental and physical rehabilitation from a bullet wound to the brain.
    Her swift transition from an intensive care unit to a rehab center is based on the latest research, which shows the sooner rehab starts, the better patients recover.

  • Update 01-20-11

    Meet the candidates

    A forum sponsored by the League of Women Voters will introduce the community to the candidates for the Los Alamos Public Schools Board of Education and the University of New Mexico-Los Alamos Advisory Board. Meet the eight candidates at UNM-LA Lecture Hall from 7 - 9 p.m. today.  The election is Feb. 1.

    Controlled burn

    Bandelier will burn five acres of land along N.M. 4 and Forest Road 289, beginning at 10 a.m. and ending at 2 p.m. today.

     

  • Hu says China not a military threat to any nation

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Chinese President Hu Jintao sought to assure U.S. business leaders on Thursday that his country is an economic partner and not a military threat to America or anyone else. But he rejected foreign interference on issues such as Tibet and Taiwan.

  • 2 officers, suspect killed during Miami shootout

    MIAMI (AP) — A shootout erupted Thursday in a notoriously crime-ridden section of Miami as a team of heavily armed law enforcement agents tried to serve a warrant, leaving two officers and a suspect dead, authorities said.

    Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Alvarez said the first officer had been shot once and died at the scene. The second officer, who was shot several times, was taken to a hospital and later died, Alvarez said. The officers and suspect were not immediately identified.

  • Palestinian killed after firing at Israeli troops

    JERUSALEM (AP) — A Palestinian man opened fire at an Israeli guard post in the West Bank on Thursday and soldiers returned fire, killing him, the military said.

  • Woman kidnapped as baby: Finding family 'a dream'

    NEW YORK (AP) — A woman who was kidnapped as an infant 23 years ago says finding her real mother "felt like a dream."

    "I'm so happy. At the same time, it's a funny feeling because everything's brand new. It's like being born again," said the woman, who was named Carlina White by her parents but was raised in Connecticut under the name Nejdra Nance.

  • Stocks edge lower on fears of Chinese rate hike

    NEW YORK (AP) — Worries that China may hike its interest rates sent copper, oil and the companies that produce them lower Thursday.

    Commodities fell sharply after China reported that its economy expanded 10.3 percent in 2010, raising expectations that the country's central bank will increase borrowing rates to curb spending and slow growth. China's inflation surged 4.6 percent in December.

  • GOP's health care repeal: Now for the hard part

    WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans redeemed a campaign promise to repeal President Barack Obama's health care overhaul, but now must march against the headwinds of a Democratic-controlled Senate and the specter of a White House veto.

    The GOP owes its newfound control of the House in part to its appeal last fall to voters outraged about the new health care law. And when the roll call was taken, they prevailed by a lopsided 245-189 margin.

  • SKorea accepts NKorean proposal for defense talks

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea said Thursday it has accepted a North Korean proposal to hold high-level defense talks a day after the leaders of the U.S. and China called for better communication between the two Koreas.